We had the pleasure of interviewing Ricky Reed over Zoom video.
Ricky Reed is a GRAMMY-Award winning and multi-platinum selling producer, songwriter, and artist, who is also the Founder and CEO of Nice Life Recording Company.
Nice Life Recording Company is Los Angeles-based record label and publishing company founded by Reed; their roster of clients includes Lizzo, The Marías, St. Panther, and more.
As CEO of Nice Life Recording Company, Ricky has…
Discovered and launched Lizzo into superstardom, making her the first signee of the recording company in partnership with Atlantic Records
Signed and developed The Marías and worked to craft their debut album CINEMA, which earned them a GRAMMY nomination this past year for Best Engineered album. They’ve gone on to play Coachella, sell out their headlining tour and will tour with Halsey and play Lollapalooza this summer. The album also netted a #1 radio single with “Hush”
Worked to build out a staff for the label including executive level positions, as well as radio, streaming/sales, marketing and digital marketing roles, expanding the Nice Life footprint
Signed key rising talent including St. Panther, John Robert, and publishing clients like Nate Mercereau
Devoted time and attention to mental health, creating a non-recoupable mental health fund for roster artists
As a producer, Ricky has most recently….
Co-produced Lizzo’s “About Damn Time,” currently at number 4 on the Billboard Hot 100
Produced Camila Cabello’s “Bam Bam,” featuring Ed Sheeran. The song reached number 5 on the Billboard Hot 100, and peaked inside the Top 10 in over 15 countries, with Vulture calling it “a bona fide breakup bop”
Developed and co-produced 7 tracks on Lizzo’s multi-platinum selling breakthrough album Cuz I Love You
Won two Grammy awards, including one for Lizzo’s Cuz I Love You in 2020 (Best Urban Contemporary Album) and the second this past year for Jon Batiste’s We Are (Album of the Year)
Produced tracks on albums including The Weeknd’s After Hours & Leon Bridge’s Gold-Digger’s Sound