Christina Martin

Christina Martin

is creating Music, New Content, and Live Events.

13

patrons

$178

per month
Hello,

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

If you're not familiar with my  music, I write about love, perseverance, loss, 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 (and strictly Duesenberg electrics!). Sometimes I perform with my full-band, and mostly I tour with my husband/guitarist/producer Dale Murray.

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, CD and Vinyl sales) is unstable. Patreon is a membership platform that gets artists and creators paid through support from patrons and fans. 

WHAT DO YOU GET?

Firstly, as I mention in my video above, anyone who becomes a patron 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. 

My patrons get perks that range from discount codes, first listens to new music, first views of new videos, and my exclusive monthly series called RHYME OR SLIME, where I'll post excerpts from my morning writing exercises. 

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

  1. Regular Posts
  2. Exclusive Monthly Series  RHYME OR SLIME
  3. Personalized Thank You Email
  4. 20% Discount Code for Online SHOP
  5. First View of New Video Content
But there are many tiers of support to choose from. Please note, all payments will be charged in USD.

WHAT DO I GET FROM YOUR INVESTMENT?


I want people to invest in my music business so that I can be more productive. Here are the things I'd like to accomplish in the foreseeable future 2019-2023:
  • To release new songs, music videos and behind the scenes footage.
  • To release a new full-length album, on an average every two years.
  • Produce meaningful live productions in beautiful (and accessible) venues, working with kick-ass tiny sound & lighting crews, and recording these to create high quality online content.
  • 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, and foster 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.


And 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."


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.

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 six full-length albums, one five-song EP, and one acoustic album between 2002-2018. 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. I’d like to take my music to even more countries!

Here I am with Dale, performing in Poznan Poland in 2017.

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

Tiers
Falling For You
$2 or more per month only 299 left

Remember my CBC Top 20 single Falling For You? I feel that way about all my patrons supporting what we do.  At this level you'll receive access to:

  • Access to my patreon posts.
  • A tree planted and named after you, on our property in rural Nova Scotia (Spring or Fall), and yearly updates on how your tree is doing.
NEW - Pretty Thing
$3 or more per month only 199 left

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 my patreon posts.
  • A tree planted and named after you, on our property in rural Nova Scotia (Spring or Fall), and yearly updates on how your tree is doing.
  • Personalized thank you email.
It'll Be Alright
$8 or more per month only 168 left

It certainly will be alright, thanks to your support.  At this contribution level, which costs less than a  Netflix subscription, you'll have access to:

  • Everything above plus...
  • Access to my monthly series RHYME OR SLIME
  • First to watch new video content. 
  • 20% DISCOUNT on physical merchandise at North American online SHOP.
Sleeping With A Stranger
$25 or more per month only 124 left

At this level we're basically in a relationship, therefore you'll have access to:

● Everything above plus…

● First to hear new audio mixes.

TEAM XTINA
$100 or more per month only 149 left

At this contribution level, you will be considered an official member of TEAM XTINA, which includes the following benefits:

● Everything above plus…

● We'll schedule one phone call or video chat for up to an hour (just once, not monthly, and you can opt out if you simply hate chatting). 


KEEP ME CALM
$150 or more per month only 50 left

At this contribution level, you are not thinking clearly, but I certainly appreciate your investment! It certainly will help keep me calm and creating more content.  This level includes the following benefits:

● Everything above plus…

● THANK YOU credit on any physically printed new CD or VINYL album liner notes.

Goals
$178 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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Hello,

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

If you're not familiar with my  music, I write about love, perseverance, loss, 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 (and strictly Duesenberg electrics!). Sometimes I perform with my full-band, and mostly I tour with my husband/guitarist/producer Dale Murray.

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, CD and Vinyl sales) is unstable. Patreon is a membership platform that gets artists and creators paid through support from patrons and fans. 

WHAT DO YOU GET?

Firstly, as I mention in my video above, anyone who becomes a patron 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. 

My patrons get perks that range from discount codes, first listens to new music, first views of new videos, and my exclusive monthly series called RHYME OR SLIME, where I'll post excerpts from my morning writing exercises. 

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

  1. Regular Posts
  2. Exclusive Monthly Series  RHYME OR SLIME
  3. Personalized Thank You Email
  4. 20% Discount Code for Online SHOP
  5. First View of New Video Content
But there are many tiers of support to choose from. Please note, all payments will be charged in USD.

WHAT DO I GET FROM YOUR INVESTMENT?


I want people to invest in my music business so that I can be more productive. Here are the things I'd like to accomplish in the foreseeable future 2019-2023:
  • To release new songs, music videos and behind the scenes footage.
  • To release a new full-length album, on an average every two years.
  • Produce meaningful live productions in beautiful (and accessible) venues, working with kick-ass tiny sound & lighting crews, and recording these to create high quality online content.
  • 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, and foster 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.


And 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."


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.

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 six full-length albums, one five-song EP, and one acoustic album between 2002-2018. 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. I’d like to take my music to even more countries!

Here I am with Dale, performing in Poznan Poland in 2017.

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

Recent posts by Christina Martin

Tiers
Falling For You
$2 or more per month only 299 left

Remember my CBC Top 20 single Falling For You? I feel that way about all my patrons supporting what we do.  At this level you'll receive access to:

  • Access to my patreon posts.
  • A tree planted and named after you, on our property in rural Nova Scotia (Spring or Fall), and yearly updates on how your tree is doing.
NEW - Pretty Thing
$3 or more per month only 199 left

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 my patreon posts.
  • A tree planted and named after you, on our property in rural Nova Scotia (Spring or Fall), and yearly updates on how your tree is doing.
  • Personalized thank you email.
It'll Be Alright
$8 or more per month only 168 left

It certainly will be alright, thanks to your support.  At this contribution level, which costs less than a  Netflix subscription, you'll have access to:

  • Everything above plus...
  • Access to my monthly series RHYME OR SLIME
  • First to watch new video content. 
  • 20% DISCOUNT on physical merchandise at North American online SHOP.
Sleeping With A Stranger
$25 or more per month only 124 left

At this level we're basically in a relationship, therefore you'll have access to:

● Everything above plus…

● First to hear new audio mixes.

TEAM XTINA
$100 or more per month only 149 left

At this contribution level, you will be considered an official member of TEAM XTINA, which includes the following benefits:

● Everything above plus…

● We'll schedule one phone call or video chat for up to an hour (just once, not monthly, and you can opt out if you simply hate chatting). 


KEEP ME CALM
$150 or more per month only 50 left

At this contribution level, you are not thinking clearly, but I certainly appreciate your investment! It certainly will help keep me calm and creating more content.  This level includes the following benefits:

● Everything above plus…

● THANK YOU credit on any physically printed new CD or VINYL album liner notes.