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'Help Protect Dave Hum's Legacy' - Go Get Funding.

Posted by hum on Thursday, November 16, 2017

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Hello, this is a fundraising campaign to keep Dave Hum's musical copyright in the immediate family for Mel, Perri and River Hum.

As many of you may already know, the Hum family have had more than their fair share of struggles; Dave, Mel and Perri suffered terribly after losing their first child and sister Ashlea, to Cystic Fibrosis. Then after losing Dave, it has taken a monumental toll on Mel and the children, with on-going grief and mental health issues, which are still largely affecting their lives today.

Mel had been a full-time carer for their daughter Ashlea and then later, Dave. So it was left to Dave to bring in a humble and modest income, through doing what he loved and what he's known for, busking. You can read more about Dave's life on his website:

Unfortunately when Dave passed, he didn't leave a Will, as a result Mel is unexpectedly having to pay for legal fees to secure the Copyright to his music. We all assumed the copyright would automatically be passed down to Dave's children, but apparently this is not the case without paying for a probate, which has only recently been brought to our attention. This is a matter of urgency because of the copyright's upcoming expiration.


We have set up this page so that your kind contribution can go towards legal costs to secure Dave's legacy, the costs of recently having to create a new website (the original was made by Dave using Flash which is now obsolete), and its on-going maintenance fees.

Thank you for your compassion and support, it will be greatly received by the family


Mel, Perri and River Hum x



2 comments on “'Help Protect Dave Hum's Legacy' - Go Get Funding.”

Banjophobic Says:
Thursday, November 16, 2017 @2:30:09 PM

Im honored to be able to help your family in any way i can. Dave was very much loved on the banjo hangout and he and I exchanged lots of nice comments on each others music. He was a one a a kind player and person. God Bless!

StuartJohn Says:
Friday, November 17, 2017 @2:47:35 AM

I have learnt a great deal from Dave just from watching his vids and listening to his albums. I wish I'd had a chance to meet and thank him for how his music makes me feel. Next best thing I can do now is help his family. God bless Mel, I hope you get what you need.

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