DMH Music showcases songs written by Diann and Mitch Hammer. Many of our friends and family members have asked us to share our music so we have created this website as our way to hear selected songs we have written. Also we would like to share our journey with you in hopes that it might encourage someone to take that first step and write a song.
Diann Hammer has taken a slow and unique path to becoming a songwriter. After a lifetime of experience, including earning a law degree while raising small children; setting up her own practice to representing the needs of children in foster care in Washington, D.C., and creating several small businesses with her husband she is pursuing her passion as a songwriter. She is part of a songwriting team with her spouse, Mitch. Her songs have received numerous acknowledgments. Most notably, Diann is one of the grand prize winners of the 2016 John Lennon Songwriting Contest.
Diann is a member of BMI, Global Songwriters Connection (GSC), NSAI and Song Writers Association of Washington (SAW). She and Mitch currently reside in the Washington D.C. Metro area in Maryland and travel frequently to Nashville to connect with their cowriters and the songwriting community. Diann is focused on the next steps in her songwriting journey and is investing and developing as a songwriter through many of Nashville’s educational opportunities.
Mitch Hammer has taken the road-less-traveled to get to the place where he is a songwriter and part of a writing team with his spouse, Diann. This journey has taken a few years and it’s only recently that he found the courage to say to himself (and others) that he is a songwriter. Mitch was surrounded by music (my father was a band singer for many years) but he never pursued it. Since completing college, he accumulated a wide-range of life experiences as a university professor, author of numerous published books and articles. He worked as an intercultural relations consultant, a hostage negotiator, and an advisor to international kidnappings as well as raising a family and started with Diann, three small businesses.
Mitch’s songs have received numerous acknowledgments. Most notably, he is one of the grand prize winners of the 2016 John Lennon Songwriting Contest. He is a member of BMI, Global Songwriters Connection (GSC) and NSAI, Songwriters Association of Washington, (SAW). Mitch and Diann live in Maryland in the Washington D.C. Metro area and visit Nashville often to connect with the songwriting community and to take advantage of Nashville’s educational opportunities to develop as a songwriter.