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$5,984
pledged of $18,500pledged of $18,500 goal
39
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sat, November 29 2014 6:22 PM UTC +00:00

About

Songs For Life
Songs For Life

What is Songs for Life?

Songs for Life is the creation of a music album/CD using a new music contest to support cancer patients. Music can help in two ways: It can can lift and heal patients as they go through the challenges of the disease and treatment and can also help accelerate a cure. Songs for Life will use the music donations to create an inspiring and uplifting album patients can listen to during treatment and recovery. All donations to this Kickstarter campaign will make this album a reality. When we are ready to sell the album in 2015, we will help accelerate research by using the proceeds to benefit cancer research.

Artists Donate Songs
Artists Donate Songs

Listen to Kerilyn Johnson's Cover Song - "Anyway". 

How Does it Work?

Artists donate inspiring original or cover songs on the Songs for Life website between now and November 15. Then, friends, family and fans vote on submissions and share their favorite songs.  Twelve winners will be chosen to be part of the Songs for Life 2015 album/CD. 

Here are some dates to watch: 

  • Today - November 20, 2014: Donate your song on the Songs for Life website.
  • Today - November 30, 2014: Friends, family and fans vote on their favorite submissions. 
  • November 30: The most popular 20 songs by Facebook votes will be reviewed by a judging panel who selects the final 12 songs to be included on the album. Winners will be announced December 15, 2014.
  • Each finalist will be given up to $2,000 towards recording studio fees and up to $1500 in travel expenses if needed. All recording will be done at Soularium Studio in Alpine, UT. 
  • February 2015: Songs for Life 2015 album released in iTunes and on CD.
  • August 1, 2015: Songs For Life 2015 Summer Concert at the Gallivan Center in Salt Lake City, Utah

Songs for Life Music Video

Written for the launch of the Songs For Life 2015 contest, we've given music aficionados everywhere a way to share their knowledge and donate in a fun way! Name the song and artist of all hidden 11 famous song melodies in this music video, donate $11 to this Kickstarter campaign and get premium rewards! Can you find and name them all? Once you've donated, send the song names and artists to info@crowdcare.org. Your name in the email must match your name on your donation.

Where Does Your Contribution Go?

The $18,500 raised by this Kickstarter project covers album/CD production costs to get this annual project launched. This includes professional studio fees for those winners needing a professional recording, album mastering, hard copy CD production costs and marketing once we have the final album.

Songs for Life Judging Panel

The Songs For Life Judging Panel for 2015 includes ThePianoGuys' Al van der Beek (You Tube sensation), Jessie Funk (award-winning pop), Jenny Oaks Baker ("America's Violinist"), Dr. Steve Eisenberg (singer/songwriter oncologist using music as part of cancer therapy), Kenz Hall (American Idol Finalist) and musician/cancer survivors.

ThePianoGuys, Al van der Beek
ThePianoGuys, Al van der Beek
Jessie Funk
Jessie Funk
Jenny Oaks Baker, America's Violinist
Jenny Oaks Baker, America's Violinist
Dr. Steven Eisenberg, MD using music in cancer therapy
Dr. Steven Eisenberg, MD using music in cancer therapy
Kenz Hall, Teen American Idol Finalist
Kenz Hall, Teen American Idol Finalist

Risks and challenges

Our smallest risk is finding enough song donations to make the album a hit. We are not terribly worried about this as we have already had many song donations (and just barely launched), but it is a small risk. We have a plan in place to produce the album in a top quality studio we've used before, so we don't anticipate any production quality issues. Each selected artist will be given up to $2,000 in recording studio fees at this studio, which is plenty to get a solid recording completed. Our biggest risk is if all 12 winning artists need the $2,000 each plus travel to record a professional version of their song - we would need $42,000 plus mastering/production fees! Fortunately, many artists already have well-recorded songs and we don't think this is likely. We invite all musicians who have been affected by cancer in some way to donate their music to create something inspiring.

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    The Music Aficionado: Think you know music? Find all 11 popular song melodies hidden in the Songs For Life music video and donate $11 to this campaign to get a free digital download of the Songs For Life 2015 album, mention on the Songs For Life website, a Songs For Life T-shirt and 2 tickets to the Songs For Life summer concert on August 1 in Salt Lake City. Email the name of the song and artist of all 11 song "quotes" to info@crowdcare and make sure your name in the email matches the name on your donation. Good luck!

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    The Everyday Fan: A free digital download of the Songs For Life 2015 album.

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    Easy Listener: Enjoy the sounds of your free copy of the Songs for Life 2015 CD.

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    Singer/Songwriter: Relax and listen to your free copy of the Songs For Life CD while lounging in your Songs For Life T-shirt.

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    The Composer: Enjoy your free copy of the Songs For Life CD and a free Songs For Life T-shirt. Also includes 2 free tickets to the summer Songs For Life Concert to be held August 1, 2015 at the Gallivan Center in Salt Lake City.

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    Silver Star! Your name listed as a Silver Sponsor on the CD discography. Includes a Free Songs for Life 2015 CD and Songs For Life T-Shirt.

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    Silver Star Bonus! Your name listed as a Silver Sponsor on the CD discography and on the website. Includes a Free Songs for Life 2015 CD and Songs For Life T-Shirt. Includes 4 free tickets to the summer Songs For Life Concert to be held August 1, 2015 at the Gallivan Center in Salt Lake City.

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    Go Platinum! Your name listed as a Platinum Sponsor of the CD discography and on the website. Includes a Songs For Life CD and Songs For Life T-Shirt. Includes 8 free tickets to the Songs For Life Concert to be held August 1, 2015 at the Gallivan Center in Salt Lake City.

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    The Producer: Your name listed as Executive Producer on the Songs for Life CD discography and on the website. Also includes 8 free tickets and a picnic basket dinner for 8 to the summer Songs For Life Concert to be held August 1, 2015 at the Gallivan Center in Salt Lake City. These tickets include Backstage Passes after the show to meet participating artists. Of course, this reward wouldn't be complete without a free Songs For Life CD and T-Shirt!

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