Christiana Benton is creating Music & More.
22
patrons
$142
per month

Hey friends!

I have a lot of vision.
I also have a job that I am really thankful for. 

Many of you know me as someone who writes music (thestillsmallvoicemusic.com). I want to continue to be able to do that, and I want you to be able to partake in it. This means being able to tour, put out records, make music videos, etc., and not get completely burnt out in the process. I'm a big believer in a work/rest balance. 

Here are the SPECIFIC things I am working on / will be working on in my free-time:

- A NEW RECORD! (It's 90% written and dang, I love these songs.)

- **A MUSIC VIDEO. (**WE DID IT!)

- FUTURE TOURS (Booking, planning, etc. I currently do it all myself.)

- A BOOK ("Church CULTure" - a personal story about the repercussions of spiritual abuse).

- INNOCENTS COALITION (A network to end sex-trafficking by equipping traveling artists & speakers to collect spare change at their shows & events.)

- OTHER WRITING (Blogs, articles, etc.)

- SUSTAINABILITY (No more Kickstarters or album fundraisers. Just a steady, building flow of support that can be used where it is most needed.)

- MENTAL HEALTH (Because creativity is it's own therapy.)

Patreon is cool because it allows me to invite you into a more intimate look at my creative process. It's easy to think artists just make these things occur out of thin air (we kind of do), but not without effort, sweat, self-doubt, and help from something much greater than ourselves. 

Take a look at the side-bar to see the different ways we can become more connected! There is no pressure or obligation. I want you to be excited about the things you give your funding to.  

If you're reading this, I'm glad to know you and honored to have you in my life. Thanks for taking the time to consider joining forces. I want to better learn how to thrive and encourage others to do the same. 

“What we really want to do is what we are really meant to do. When we do what we are meant to do, money comes to us, doors open for us, we feel useful, and the work we do feels like play to us.” ― Julia Cameron
Tiers
The Songs Before They're Songs.
$3 or more per month
Get a glimpse into the songwriting process with a monthly video update giving you access to an unrecorded song and it's backstory. Each video will begin by thanking YOU by name, for your support. 
I Made You A Mixtape. <3
$10 or more per month
Get access to the monthly update video, a shoutout, and ALSO a monthly 10-song Spotify playlist curated by Yours Truly, exclusively for my Patreon supporters. These will be full of the songs that have inspired me, and I hope will inspire you too!
Your Weekly Pep Talk.
$25 or more per month
In addition to all previous rewards, you'll be part of a weekly, Patreon-members-only email to start your week off right! This will include a pep-talk from me, quotes from my favorite brilliant minds, and ideas to help you stay motivated however you need it. You'll also be thanked by name at the end of each e-mail.
Let's Talk About Art (& discount merch).
$50 or more per month
This tier gives you a load of rewards because, frankly, you're giving me too much money, but I'll take it. I'd love to talk to you personally about what you're working on creatively and see how I can encourage you with a monthly, hour-long phone-call. Also, How about 20% off all merch AND first dibs on new stuff? Additionally, you'll be thanked in the liner notes of the next album and get access to all previous reward tiers. 
SURPRISE!
$100 or more per month
I don't know how you have an extra $100 per month laying around, but I sure am glad you do! Out of gratitude, I'm mailing you a surprise package each month of things I think you'll enjoy, along with a handwritten note, handwritten lyrics, and any brand new merch at a 100% discount before it's available to anyone else. You also get access to every other reward tier, including your name in the liner notes of the next album. Thank you!!
Goals
$142 of $250 per month
When I reach $250 a month, well... I'll cry. And then I'll record a Dashboard Confessional cover so you can cry too. 
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Hey friends!

I have a lot of vision.
I also have a job that I am really thankful for. 

Many of you know me as someone who writes music (thestillsmallvoicemusic.com). I want to continue to be able to do that, and I want you to be able to partake in it. This means being able to tour, put out records, make music videos, etc., and not get completely burnt out in the process. I'm a big believer in a work/rest balance. 

Here are the SPECIFIC things I am working on / will be working on in my free-time:

- A NEW RECORD! (It's 90% written and dang, I love these songs.)

- **A MUSIC VIDEO. (**WE DID IT!)

- FUTURE TOURS (Booking, planning, etc. I currently do it all myself.)

- A BOOK ("Church CULTure" - a personal story about the repercussions of spiritual abuse).

- INNOCENTS COALITION (A network to end sex-trafficking by equipping traveling artists & speakers to collect spare change at their shows & events.)

- OTHER WRITING (Blogs, articles, etc.)

- SUSTAINABILITY (No more Kickstarters or album fundraisers. Just a steady, building flow of support that can be used where it is most needed.)

- MENTAL HEALTH (Because creativity is it's own therapy.)

Patreon is cool because it allows me to invite you into a more intimate look at my creative process. It's easy to think artists just make these things occur out of thin air (we kind of do), but not without effort, sweat, self-doubt, and help from something much greater than ourselves. 

Take a look at the side-bar to see the different ways we can become more connected! There is no pressure or obligation. I want you to be excited about the things you give your funding to.  

If you're reading this, I'm glad to know you and honored to have you in my life. Thanks for taking the time to consider joining forces. I want to better learn how to thrive and encourage others to do the same. 

“What we really want to do is what we are really meant to do. When we do what we are meant to do, money comes to us, doors open for us, we feel useful, and the work we do feels like play to us.” ― Julia Cameron

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Tiers
The Songs Before They're Songs.
$3 or more per month
Get a glimpse into the songwriting process with a monthly video update giving you access to an unrecorded song and it's backstory. Each video will begin by thanking YOU by name, for your support. 
I Made You A Mixtape. <3
$10 or more per month
Get access to the monthly update video, a shoutout, and ALSO a monthly 10-song Spotify playlist curated by Yours Truly, exclusively for my Patreon supporters. These will be full of the songs that have inspired me, and I hope will inspire you too!
Your Weekly Pep Talk.
$25 or more per month
In addition to all previous rewards, you'll be part of a weekly, Patreon-members-only email to start your week off right! This will include a pep-talk from me, quotes from my favorite brilliant minds, and ideas to help you stay motivated however you need it. You'll also be thanked by name at the end of each e-mail.
Let's Talk About Art (& discount merch).
$50 or more per month
This tier gives you a load of rewards because, frankly, you're giving me too much money, but I'll take it. I'd love to talk to you personally about what you're working on creatively and see how I can encourage you with a monthly, hour-long phone-call. Also, How about 20% off all merch AND first dibs on new stuff? Additionally, you'll be thanked in the liner notes of the next album and get access to all previous reward tiers. 
SURPRISE!
$100 or more per month
I don't know how you have an extra $100 per month laying around, but I sure am glad you do! Out of gratitude, I'm mailing you a surprise package each month of things I think you'll enjoy, along with a handwritten note, handwritten lyrics, and any brand new merch at a 100% discount before it's available to anyone else. You also get access to every other reward tier, including your name in the liner notes of the next album. Thank you!!