Monday, October 18, 2010

Nicks *NEW* Official Blog


Oct 18

Welcome to my new website.

Hey everybody! I wanted to officially welcome you to my new “official” website. This is the place to come to learn everything there is to know about what’s going on in my career and life in general. I will be updating the site as often as I can with blogs, video blogs, pictures, and most importantly…… It’s been a busy year so far, so let’s go ahead and get everyone up to speed.

First off, let’s talk about the music! As most of you know by now, the music business has changed dramatically in the last decade. Gone are the days of the music stores when people would line up to buy their favorite singer’s cds as soon as they came out. With the age of the internet, most people these days get their music online. These changes have made the role of the record company change as well. Artists are far less dependant on the record companies to market and sell their music, so we’ve seen a lot of artists take advantage of that and take on the role of being their own record company, so to speak. After being a signed artist for the last 15 years, I am excited to say that I am now one of those people! I have had the pleasure to work with a few different labels over the years. Motown was a legendary place to start my career in music, with so much history and experience. Universal records was a fairly new label when we moved from Motown, and it was exciting to be a part of the success they’ve enjoyed there. Finally, Jive records gave me the chance to do the solo project I had always envisioned and dreamed of and I will be forever grateful to them for that opportunity. However, after many years together, I asked for and was granted, my release from Jive records. This is an incredibly exciting opportunity for me to be in complete control of my music career and do things on my own for the very first time. The bad news is that the album I have been working on for the last 2 years is still the property of Jive and will probably never be released. So, it’s back to the drawing board as they say! I am getting back into the studio now and am working like crazy to get this album done for all of my fans out there! I know you all have been waiting patiently for a while now, but I have to ask you to wait just a little longer. The good news is that I can now control what is released and when, so I’ll be able to give you all more access to the music I’m doing as I’m doing it.

I also want to officially announce that I’m hosting the 2nd season of “The Sing Off” on NBC. It’s going to start airing at the end of November and run through the live finale on December 20th. For anyone who didn’t see the first season of the show, it’s awesome. These groups are incredibly talented and the music is unreal. You guys gotta check it out.

Lastly, I’m proud to announce that my baseball team, the Tacoma Rainiers, won the Pacific Coast League this season! It’s the first time in over 40 years that they’ve won the league title. Congrats to the city of Tacoma and all Rainier fans out there. I’ve been able to do some pretty cool things in my life, but there was nothing like experiencing the champagne and beer shower in the locker room after winning a championship. Awesome!

Well, there’s my little update! Please look out for more to come and bookmark this as the OFFICIAL site for any and all things Nick Lachey. Talk to you guys soon.