The album is available in both standard and deluxe formats, each including four brand new tracks and the latter also including the official video for “Valentine” (over seveb-million YouTube views), three select, studio-recorded covers, three exclusive videos shot in a vacant downtown stairwell – “Stairwells Sessions” – and all 14-tracks from the original Stairwells.
Independent singer-songwriter Kina Grannis has entered into a worldwide partnership with One Haven Music with whom she will release a new version of her debut album Stairwells. The deal encompasses both a record deal with One Haven Music Records, distributed by The Orchard, and a publishing deal with One Haven Music Publishing, a joint venture with BMG Rights Management.
“[One Haven has] great resources, which will allow me to step back from the business side a bit and concentrate more on making music and videos and communicating with all of you,” said Grannis of the deal via an email to her street team earlier this month.
Stairwells was indie-released in February 2010 and has sold more than 10,000 copies without physical distribution. The album debuted on Billboard’s Top 200 and #5 on iTunes’ Pop Chart.
In addition to her successful spring tour, she made her National TV debut with a live performance on CBS The Early Show on June 19th and was noted by both the New York Times and WNYC Soundcheck.
The indie artist has been making inroads in the pop music world thanks to her incredible following on YouTube where her channel has more than 189,000 subscribers and more than 43 million total views.
Kina Grannis excuses herself a couple times during our phone interview.
The Orange County singer/songwriter’s embarked on her first sizable headlining tour and she’s navigating her way towards Nashville. Her show in Georgia had sold out the night before. Yet it was bittersweet, as her car was later broken into, losing a GPS unit, some merchandise and her grandfather’s ukulele.
Despite such setbacks, Grannis sounds composed. And it’s not surprising that she’s handling the maps, noting highway numbers and directions. That’s because the 24-year-old has handled many career directions — which included leaving a major label and self-releasing a charting album — since opting to post her first song on YouTube.