Christina Martin

is creating Music, New Content, and Live Events.

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Some people want to support without any perks. That is super awesome! I've set this tier at $2, but when you're signing up, you can list whatever dollar amount you are comfortable with.

Every new patron that signs up will have my sincere gratitude.
Since you are helping me grow my music career I will plant a tree on our property to honor every new supporter.
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Named after my first album recorded in Austin TX, you are considered a very Pretty Thing for supporting my work and will receive:
  • Access to exclusive patreon posts.
  • Early access to new audio and video content.
  • 20% DISCOUNT CODE for physical merchandise on my Bandcamp.
Every new patron that signs up will have my sincere gratitude.
Since you are helping me grow my music career I will plant a tree on our property to honor every new supporter.

It'll Be Alright
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It's really exciting that you want to support me at this level. It makes me feel like everything will be alright.  At this level of contribution, which costs less than a monthly Netflix subscription, you'll receive:
  • Access to my exclusive writing series RHYME OR SLIME
  • Access to exclusive patreon posts.
  • Early access to new audio and video content.
  • 20% DISCOUNT CODE for physical merchandise on my Bandcamp.
Every new patron that signs up will have my sincere gratitude.
Since you are helping me grow my music career I will plant a tree on our property to honor every new supporter.

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About

Hello,

I’m Christina Martin, a singer-songwriter living in rural Nova Scotia, Canada. 

I've been in bands or writing my own songs for a few decades now.  I started performing my own songs when I lived in Austin, TX back in the early 2000's, and it was around 2007 I started learning more about the music business in order to try and make a living.  If you're not familiar with my  music, the hot topics I write about are often love, perseverance, loss, desire, and I don't shy away from exploring darker and more complicated experiences. I record mainly original songs, and play rhythm acoustic and electric guitar. Sometimes I perform with my full-band, and mostly I tour with my husband/guitarist/producer Dale Murray. Dale has been an integral part of my life and musical journey for the past decade.

WHY PATREON? WHY NOW?

I want to create a more sustainable balance between touring, producing stellar live events, and creating new artistic content. Income from streaming, live performance and other sources (radio, television, physical and digital sales) is unstable, especially since COVID has eliminated my biggest source of revenue from live performance. Patreon is a membership platform that gets artists and creators paid through support from patrons and fans. In short, Patreon is just one important part of how I continue to pay the overhead costs of involved in running a small business in the Arts.

WHAT DO YOU GET?

My patrons get perks that range from early access to new music and video, discount codes, my sincere gratitude, and my exclusive series called RHYME OR SLIME.  Rhyme or Slime is where I post excerpts from my writing exercises. New since October 2019 I've been sharing bits of my memoir writing exercises. 

Patrons from the $8/month (USD) level and up will get access to:

  1. Exclusive Patron Updates
  2. Exclusive Writing Series  RHYME OR SLIME
  3. 20% Discount Code for digital and physical merchandise on my bandcamp SHOP
  4. Early Access to New Music and Video Content
But there are many tiers of support to choose from. Please note, all payments will be charged in USD and TAX is applicable, depending on where you live, and depending on the type of perks you receive. 
One more thing!  All of my new patrons will have a TREE planted on our property in Port Howe, Nova Scotia. I will name the tree after you and send you an update every year to let you know how your tree is doing. Planting trees is an excellent low-cost way to show my sincere gratitude for your support, and it also helps offset the carbon footprint we make from running our business.

WHAT DO I GET FROM YOUR INVESTMENT?


I want people to invest in my music business so that I can create more artistic content over time. Here are the things I'd like to accomplish in the foreseeable future 2020-2024:
  • To have more time to write.
  • To release new singles accompanied by highly professional music videos.
  • To release a new full-length album, on an average every two years.
  • To produce meaningful live productions in beautiful (and accessible) venues, working with kick-ass tiny sound & lighting crews, and recording these to create additional high quality online content.
  • To break into new markets like Japan and Scandinavia.
  • To continue growing as a human, artist and business person.
I aim to earn $2500/month from Patreon, and any additional revenue earned from performing, merchandise, or residual royalties (radio, TV, other) will help me continue to create meaningful content, hire support, and foster artistic collaborations with other creators.

Below is an example of the kind of artistic collaborations I want to do more of.

In Take Me Back in a Dream I worked for the first time with choreographers and dancers, and one of my favorite Canadian filmmakers, Jason Levangie.


Below is another more recent collaboration with Jason Levangie. 

"A fervent anthem for those who are lost and longing, “Lungs Are Burning” is the first single from Christina's album Impossible To Hold. The song was written in response to the rising Fentanyl drug crisis killing thousands of Canadians, with Christina’s lyrics set to music by her and guitarist/producer Dale Murray."


Patreon helps me hire fantastic creators to support my vision. I adore working with incredible visual artists like my dear friend and super-talent Nicole Aline Legault.   Here are samples of the stunning work Nicole created supporting my Impossible To Hold album: https://nicolealinelegault.com/christina-martin/

Every patron helps motivate me to continue working on this path with heart! 

The COVID pandemic has forced us to cancel dozens of domestic and international tour dates, eliminating the biggest way we earn revenue (live performance and merchandise sales). We are determined to make 2020 an exciting year that will see us performing more virtual concerts, creating new music, and eventually touring again when it's safe to travel and gather in public spaces. 

Thank you for investing in my music. It has been an incredible journey so far, and I am very optimistic that the best is yet to come.

Christina Martin

NEW TO MY MUSIC? HERE'S A BRIEF HISTORY

I got my start performing my own songs on the Austin Texas live music scene in the early 2000's, but it wasn't until 2004, after returning back to Canada, that I finished my University degree and started dedicating myself to learning about the music business.  I started touring as a full-time musician in 2007.  The music I’ve been releasing since 2008 has won East Coast Music Awards and Music Nova Scotia Awards.  I’ve released eight full-length albums, one five-song EP, and one acoustic album between 2002-2020. Since 2007 I’ve mainly built my fan base and career by investing and touring relentlessly in North America, the United Kingdom, Germany, Netherlands, Poland, Switzerland, France, Austria and Belgium. None of this would have been made possible without support from friends, family, fans, venues, industry partners, mentors, and the financial investment of FACTOR, SOCAN, the Province of Nova Scotia and Music Nova Scotia's investment programs over the past decade. Folks, nothing great is ever achieved alone!

Here I am with Dale, performing in Poznan Poland in 2017. We're heading back for our third tour in Poland April 1-5, 2020.

To find out more about me and my music, please visit my official website:
http://christinamartin.net

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$576 of $1,000 per month
When I reach my initial goal of $1000 monthly earnings I will celebrate by releasing a new original single, and all of my Patrons will get to witness the process from start to finish before it is released to the world!
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By becoming a patron, you'll instantly unlock access to 52 exclusive posts
5
Audio releases
62
Images
1
Link
5
Writings
8
Videos

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