Christina Martin

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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.
Bedtime Story with BBA?Special Offer • 16 days left
I will write and read an original bedtime story using my worst British accent.

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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:
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  • 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.
Bedtime Story with BBA?Special Offer • 16 days left
I will write and read an original bedtime story using my worst British accent.

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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.
  • Free access to online events that I host.
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.
Bedtime Story with BBA?Special Offer • 16 days left
I will write and read an original bedtime story using my worst British accent.

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About Christina Martin

Hello,

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

I started performing my own songs when I lived in Austin, TX back in the early 2000's. It wasn't until around 2007 that I started learning more about the 'music business' in order to try and make a living from my music. If you're not familiar with my music, the hot topics I write about are oftentimes 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 super-awesome 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?

My mission is to focus on: 1) creating quality music and videos, 2) connecting with fans in-person and online, and 3) working with passionate industry professionals in Canada and overseas. Income from streaming, live performance and other sources (radio, television, physical and digital sales) is unstable, especially since the global pandemic 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 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 more.

Patrons at my IT'LL BE ALRIGHT ($10 Canadian per month) tier 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 Videos
  5. Access to Crowdcast events that I host (Patreon Hang-Outs + Virtual Events)
There are many tiers of support to choose from.
One more thing!  As a new patron you will have a TREE planted and named after you on our property in Port Howe, Nova Scotia. Planting trees is an excellent low-cost way to show my sincere gratitude for your support, and Mother Nature appreciates it.

WHAT DO I GET FROM YOUR INVESTMENT? 
I want people to invest in my music business so that I can create more music and videos. Here are the things I'd like to accomplish in the foreseeable future 2021-2024:
  • To have more time to write.
  • To release new singles accompanied by music videos.
  • To release a new full-length album, on an average every two-three 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 audio and videos.
  • To continue growing as a human, artist and business person.
  • To plant more trees!
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 achieve my goals, 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). But support has been much appreciated and we made it to a New Year! I am determined to make 2021 a prolific year of songwriting, to learn more new skills that will allow me to deliver quality audio and video, to connect with you online, and in-person 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 nine 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, Denmark, the 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.

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

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When I reach my first goal of $1000 in monthly earnings I will celebrate by inviting my patrons to help me write a new song, and together we'll select a videographer to create a video for our song!
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By becoming a patron, you'll instantly unlock access to 76 exclusive posts
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Audio releases
123
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6
Writings
12
Videos

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