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Recording artist attempts entire CD in digital world! Subjects include child abuse, capital punishment, retired swingers ...and LOVE.
Recording artist attempts entire CD in digital world! Subjects include child abuse, capital punishment, retired swingers ...and LOVE.
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Once upon a time I was an almost rock star. I lived an epic story of seeing the mountain top, then falling from it, losing my way then finding redemption. An American Idol songwriting contest winning song turned my life - and my family's life - completely around.   

Along the way, that story  - which entails a dramatic journey to China and the adoption of a daughter with a rare genetic disorder - became a big part of my professional life. In some ways I put my artistry on hold ...to tell one story over and over.  

Now, 8 years later, I'm ready to move beyond this one cornerstone of my journey and make a new project of new songs that talk about life now. Stories and melodies I've been compiling for the past few years are ready for a new home. 

On An Island is the project that will be that home. 

Some of the songs on this project are already recorded. Some are not. But all fit into the mosaic of an aging Gen Xer's snapshot of life as it is in this moment. 

Regret, gratitude, wisdom, longing and love are the reasons for a project like On An Island.  

Risks and challenges

The risks of doing a project like this, at my age (48) are simply that no one may care. Plus who wants to buy a whole CD of songs in the digital single age? The biggest challenge of all may be to keep the listeners interested for all 12 songs.

My view of the world may not be what rings true for younger (or even older) listeners. Generation X has been called the "in between" generation.

I'm trying to find new insights in songs that my 9-year-old son will be able to listen to in 50 years and understand where I was and what I was thinking about at this time in my life.

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    "INTERN PACK" INCLUDES ONE
    DIGITAL DOWNLOAD OF "ON AN ISLAND" PROJECT.

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    "ASSISTANT PACK" INCLUDES A DIGIGTAL DOWNLOAD OF THE PROJECT PLUS A SIGNED PHYSICAL CD.

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    "JR A&R PACK" INCLUDES
    #1&2 PLUS VIDEO BLOGS ABOUT EACH SONG, WHAT THEY MEAN TO ME AND WHY I WROTE THEM. PLUS VIDEO UPLOADS OF TRACKING A FEW OF THE SONGS IN THE STUDIO.

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    "A&R PACK" INCLUDES
    1-3 PLUS AN ADVANCE DIGITAL DOWNLOAD OF THE SINGLE I WROTE AS THE END TITLE TO THE FILM ADAPTATION OF MY BOOK “ANGELS AND IDOLS” …COME TRUE. ALSO, A DIGITAL DOWNLOAD OF MY FIRST PROJECT, AMERICAN DREAMS, RE-MASTERED.

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    "INDUSTRY VETERAN PACK" INCLUDES
    1-4 PLUS 5 SIGNED COPIES OF THE PHYSICAL CD ON AN ISLAND. PLUS DIGITAL DOWNLOADS OF ALL MY OTHER PROJECTS, (AMERICAN DREAMS, SET IT ON FIRE AND NEAR MISSES).

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    "A&R DIRECTOR PACK" INCLUDES
    1-5 PLUS DIGITAL DOWNLOADS AND SIGNED PHYSICAL COPIES OF ALL OTHER REGIE HAMM PROJECTS, (SET IT ON FIRE AND NEAR MISSES). SPECIAL THANK YOU ON THE LINER NOTES. AND A PERSONAL LETTER FROM REGIE THANKING YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT.

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    "PRODUCER PACK" INCLUDES
    1-6 PLUS A ONE HOUR PHONE CALL OR SKYPE SESSION WITH REGIE. OR, IF YOU’RE IN THE NASHVILLE AREA, A ONE HOUR COFFEE OR LUNCH. REG WILL EVEN PICK UP THE CHECK! IT’S ALL RECOUPABLE.

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    "STAFF WRITER PACK" INCLUDES
    1-6 PLUS A TWO-HOUR SONGWRITING SESSION WITH REGIE, EITHER BY SKYPE OR FACE TO FACE.

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    "EXECUTIVE PRODUCER PACK" INCLUDES
    1-6, PLUS A TWO HOUR WRITING SESSION WITH REGIE, EXECUTIVE PRODUCER CREDIT ON THE CD LINER NOTES, COPIES OF CHARTS AND LYRIC SHEETS FROM THE SESSIONS, A BONUS TRACK THAT WILL NOT APPEAR ON THE PROJECT, AND A PERSONAL SUBSCRIPTION TO REGIE’S BLOG.

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    "PATRON OF THE ARTS PACK" INCLUDES
    1-6, PLUS A PERSONAL HOUSE CONCERT BY REGIE ANYWHERE IN THE CONTINENTAL US. YOU’LL ALSO RECEIVE A SIGNED COPY OF HIS BOOK, ANGELS AND IDOLS AND A BONUS TRACK THAT WILL NOT APPEAR ON THE PROJECT AS WELL AS A SUBSCRIPTION TO HIS BLOG.

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    "THE MOGUL PACK" INCLUDES
    1-6, A PERSONAL HOUSE CONCERT, AND REGIE WILL WRITE A SPECIFIC SONG FOR YOU OR A LOVED ONE. HE WILL PERFORM IT AT THE HOUSE CONCERT. YOU’LL ALSO GET SIGNED COPIES OF ALL HIS PREVIOUS PROJECTS AS WELL AS 2 SIGNED COPIES OF HIS BOOK, ANGELS AND IDOLS. AND A PERSONAL SUBSCRIPTION TO HIS BLOG.

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    "THE PUPPET MASTER PACK" INCLUDES
    ALL OF THE ABOVE! A HANDWRITTEN, SIGNED AND FRAMED LYRIC OF YOUR CHOOSING. (ALL THE LYRICS WILL BE SENT TO YOU AHEAD OF TIME). COME TO NASHVILLE (AT YOUR OWN EXPENSE) AND WATCH REGIE RECORD THE FINAL SESSION OF THE PROJECT (MAYBE EVEN PARTICIPATE!)

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