First the happy news! — We reached our funding goal!!! Thank you to all who have supported this project.
And now the sad news — My mother, Margaret, passed away on Sunday, December 7, 2014. She was not only my mother and my singing partner, she was my best friend and I already miss her so much!
But lets end on more happy news: I fully intend to keep going with the “Sing Along with Margaret” project. Mom and I were able to record several of the songs that are not in the public domain (including “You Are My Sunshine” “I’m Looking Over a Four-Leaf Clover” “When the Red, Red, Robin Comes Bob, Bob, Bobbin’ Along” “Zip-a-dee Do-dah” and “Oh What a Beautiful Morning”). These are the songs where I need to purchase the rights to make them available as free MP3 downloads on our website. This is what your donations are funding! Because of you I will be able to add these songs to our catalog as soon as all the legal copyright stuff is worked out.
While I have only just started promoting this project, I already have two care facilities wanting to use the songs Mom and I recorded for people with Alzheimer’s disease and advanced dementia. The local media picked up on my project and they also want to interview me and talk about the project for the local TV news station. I’ve also had a friend of our family offer to make a generous donation that will allow me to expand this project and reach more people and to share Mom’s love of music and the benefits of music for people with Alzheimer’s disease and advanced dementia.
Again, thanks to all of you who supported the project Mom and I started that I will now continue in her honor. I will likely discontinue using Kickstarter as my way of connecting with you, so please feel free to keep in touch with me instead by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) as well as follow the progress of “Sing Along with Margaret” on our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/singalongwithmargaret). And don’t forget that all of our songs are available for FREE at http://www.reverbnation.com/singalongwithmargaret/.
Thank you all once again for making this project possible!