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Max Schneider
Birth name Maxwell George Schneider
Born (1992-06-21) June 21, 1992 (age 22)
Manhattan, New York, United States
Occupation(s)
  • Actor
  • musician
  • singer-songwriter
  • model
  • dancer
Instruments
Years active 2008–present
Labels DCD2, Crush
Associated acts
Website maxschneider.com/

Maxwell George "Max" Schneider (born June 21, 1992),[1] known professionally in music as MAX,[2] is an American singer-songwriter, dancer, actor, model, and musician. In 2015, he signed to DCD2.

Biography[edit]

He began performing at age three and got his first agent at the age of 14.[3] He was the 2010 YoungArts Theater Winner. Since then, Schneider was a swing understudy in the Broadway musical 13 covering 4 roles in 2008 and 2009, and modeled with Madonna for an international Dolce And Gabbana campaign.[4] He announced in April 2012 that he would tour with Victoria Justice in her "Make It in America" tour during Summer 2012. Schneider and his band, "The Babes", did a 20 city tour adding on three extra shows in addition to the Victoria Justice concerts. Schneider toured with his band, also known as "Max and the Babes" in select cities for his "Nothing Without Love" tour in the summer of 2013.

Schneider was raised in Woodstock, New York. He is of half Jewish descent, and was raised Jewish.[5][6]

Career[edit]

2010–12: collaborations, Rags, and How To Rock[edit]

As a songwriter, Schneider has collaborated with songwriters and producers writing towards his own album and towards other artists. In 2012, Schneider co-wrote the song "Show You How To Do" with Ben Charles for the Disney hit show Shake It Up. He portrayed Zander in the Nickelodeon TV series How to Rock. Zander played the keyboard, guitar, and ukulele in Gravity 5. The show ended in December 2012, after its first season. He also sold a song to the show called "Last 1 Standing", co-written by Matt Wong and Claire Demorest, which is featured in 2 episodes of the series. Schneider also starred in the Nickelodeon original film Rags as Charlie Prince, the lead role in the film. In late 2012, Schneider placed another song with Cody Simpson for his album Paradise entitled "Standing in China". Schneider has multiple original songs featured on his YouTube channel. Schneider co-wrote the song with Kurt Hugo Schneider and Matt Gerrard and it was featured on the Target exclusive edition of the album. He released his first EP titled First Encounters in 2010.

He has collaborated with Kurt Schneider[7] and Victoria Justice in a Bruno Mars Medley, Maroon 5 Medley, and a Holiday Medley. He can also be found doing covers with other acts such as Savannah Outen, Megan & Liz and Avery. He has also done a cover of Without You By Usher, Breakeven by The Script, Suit and Tie by Justin Timberlake, and many more. All of the collaborations Max did with Kurt Schneider can be found on iTunes. The album is called, "Schneider Brother Covers", although it should be noted that the two of them aren't actually related at all. Schneider most commonly refers to his fanbase as "Schneider Monkeys".

2013–present: NWL[edit]

Schneider is currently working on an album titled NWL. Max has announced that Dan Karp, director and guitar player, will be shooting some of the music videos for the album. The first single off of it was released on May 21, 2013, along with a music video for the song. On May 26, 2013, a music video was released on YouTube with Schneider and his co-writer Kurt covering "Can't Hold Us" by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis. An early version of his later single "Mug Shot" was featured in the 2014 film Veronica Mars as "Stick Up." "Mug Shot" is his first single to be released under the name MAX. He has since gone by MAX musically because he "[wants the name] to be more of a vehicle for the music".[8] In October 2014, Schneider was featured in two tracks from Hoodie Allen's debut album, People Keep Talking.[9]

On February 19, 2015, it was announced that Schneider signed with and will be releasing new music under DCD2 Records.[10][11][12]

In April 2015, it was announced that MAX is lead singer of a new soul group called Witchita, formed with Tim Armstrong. The band's first single, 'Mrs Magoo' was released via Hellcat Records on April 21st 2015.

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

List of albums, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Notes
Schneider Brother Covers[13]
(With Kurt Hugo Schneider)
  • Breakeven
  • It Will Rain (feat. Olivia Noelle)
  • Without You
  • Not Over You
  • Somebody That I Used to Know
  • So Sick (feat. Sam Tsui)
  • Running out of Reasons
  • Give Me Love
NWL[14]
  • Released: 2015
  • Format: CD, digital download
  • Nothing Without Love
  • Puppeteer
  • Just Friends
  • Ms. Anonymous (feat. Jared Evan)
  • Streets of Gold
  • Mug Shot
  • Shot of Pure Gold
  • I'll Come Back For You
  • Monkey See Monkey Do

Extended plays[edit]

List of albums, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Notes
First Encounters[15]
  • The Coconut Song
  • My Friends
  • What If
  • You Don't Know Me
The Say MAX EP[16]
  • Streets of Gold
  • Mug Shot
  • Darling
  • Puppeteer

Soundtrack albums[edit]

List of albums, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak chart positions
US
[17]
US
OST

[17]
US
Indie

[17]
US
Kids

[17]
Rags 56 3 1
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that territory.

Singles[edit]

List of singles, with selected chart positions and certifications
Title Year Peak chart positions Album
US US
Pop

UK
"Nothing Without Love"[18] 2013 NWL
"Mug Shot"[19] 2014 The Say MAX EP,[16] NWL
"Streets of Gold"[20]
"Shot of Pure Gold"[21] NWL
"Gibberish"
(featuring Hoodie Allen)[22]
2015 non-album song
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that territory.

Featured singles[edit]

List of singles, with selected chart positions and certifications
Title Year Peak chart positions Album
US US
Pop

[23]
UK
[24]
"Me and You Against the World"[A]
(Keke Palmer featuring Max Schneider)
2012 102 196 Rags
"Dragonfly"
(Chris Malinchak featuring Max Schneider)
2015 N/A
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that territory.
Notes

Filmography[edit]

Film
Year Film Role Notes
2012 Rags Charlie Prince Lead Role
2013 The Last Keepers Lance Post-production
Television
Year Title Role Notes
2009 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Justin McTeague "Lead" (season 10: episode 15)
2010 One Life to Live Main Dancer 2 episodes
2011 Worldwide Day of Play Himself TV special
TeenNick HALO Awards Award show
2012–2013 How to Rock Zander Robbins Main role in an Ensemble Cast
Figure It Out Himself Panelist (7 episodes)
Beauty & the Beast Jake Riley (Teen Pop Star) "Trapped" (season 1: episode 8)
2014 Crisis Ian Main Role
2014 Love and Mercy Van Dyke Parks Post-production

References[edit]

  1. ^ Schneider, Max. ""The Supahkewl Song" (#SingYourTweets) – Max Schneider". YouTube.com/channel/UCdqol288ipgoYg_ddkxmbpA. MaxSchneiderExtra. Retrieved February 4, 2015. 
  2. ^ Schneider, Max. "MAX on Twitter: "@meganmusic99 wanted my music to be separated from my full name. It's still me & my name but wanted it to be more of a vehicle for the music "". twitter.com/MaxGSchneider. Max Schneider. Retrieved December 30, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Max Schneider View Bio". maxschneider.com. Retrieved February 15, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Meet the 17-Year-Old Boy Who Escorted Madonna's Cleavage Around Harlem for Dolce & Gabbana". nymag.com. NY MAG. Retrieved April 2, 2015. 
  5. ^ "How to Rock Cast at the 2011 Halo Awards". YouTube. December 7, 2011. Retrieved March 24, 2012. 
  6. ^ "MAX on Twitter: "How was everyone's Christmas? Of if you're Jewish (I'm half) how was the Chinese food?"". Twitter.com. Retrieved October 20, 2014. 
  7. ^ Schneider, Kurt. "Kurt Schneider on Twitter: "@PeterDzubay @Maxgschneider always great because..."". twitter.com/KurtHSchneider. Kurt Hugo Schneider. Retrieved December 29, 2014. 
  8. ^ Schneider, Max. "MAX on Twitter: "@meganmusic99 wanted my name to be..."". twitter.com/MaxGSchneider. Max Schneider. Retrieved December 30, 2014. wanted it to be more of a vehicle for the music 
  9. ^ Laurence, Emily. "Hoodie Allen brings the party with 'People Keep Talking'". Metro US. Retrieved October 11, 2014. 
  10. ^ MAX. "MAX on Facebook – "I've always been a huge Fall Out Boy fan and really look up to Pete Wentz. From the first time I heard "Dance Dance" to the band's music video for "Thnks Fr Th Mmrs" I've always been inspired by how fearless they are. They're never afraid to take risks. That same mentality is true of everyone at DCD2. From Panic! At The Disco, to Travie McCoy, to New Politics, and all of the other incredible artists and bands, no one stays in the box. There is no box at DCD2, no limitations, nobody trying to be something they're not, just the creative freedom and a family of musicians sharing music that they believe in. I'm so honored to join the DCD2 Records family. I'm so excited to release tons of new music and projects this year with DCD2, starting with one of my favorite music videos I've ever done for my song Puppeteer."". Facebook.com/MaxSchneiderOfficial. Max Schneider. Retrieved February 19, 2015. 
  11. ^ MAX. "MAX on Facebook – "Watch the video for "Puppeteer" http://youtu.be/aW3sz4jgz8U off The SAY MAX EP – download on iTunes http://smarturl.it/thesaymaxep Listen on Spotify http://spoti.fi/1lsCiH3 New music coming soon on DCD2 Records"". Facebook.com/MaxScheiderOfficial. Max Schneider. Retrieved February 19, 2015. 
  12. ^ Fall Out Boy. "Fall Out Boy on Facebook – "excited to announce that the homie MAX is now part of the DCD2 Records family! you might have seen him opening up for Hoodie Allen this past Fall, or remember him from when he covered Young Volcanoes (and Pete was being chased around by the girls)…either way check out his dope new video for "Puppeteer,"it rules!excited to announce that the homie MAX is now part of the DCD2 Records family! you might have seen him opening up for Hoodie Allen this past Fall, or remember him from when he covered Young Volcanoes (and Pete was being chased around by the girls)…either way check out his dope new video for "Puppeteer,"it rules!"". Facebook.com/FallOutBoy. Fall Out Boy. Retrieved February 19, 2015. 
  13. ^ "iTunes – Music – Schneider Brother Covers by Max Schneider". iTunes. Retrieved October 20, 2014. 
  14. ^ Schneider, Max. "THE ALBUM IS HERE". Kickstarter.com. Max Schneider. Retrieved February 21, 2015. 
  15. ^ "iTunes – Music – First Encounters by Max Schneider". iTunes. Retrieved October 20, 2014. 
  16. ^ a b "MAX – Ok everyone, you ready?! NEW SONG, NEW TOUR, and...". NewPoliticsRock.com. Retrieved October 20, 2014. 
  17. ^ a b c d List of soundtrack albums by Keke Palmer on Billboard charts:
  18. ^ Nothing Without Love iTunes
  19. ^ http://umusicians.com/post/76334644573/max-schneider-announces-mug-shot-music-video
  20. ^ "MAX's "Streets of Gold": Idolator Premiere - Music News, Reviews, and Gossip on Idolator.com". Music News, Reviews, and Gossip on Idolator.com. Retrieved October 20, 2014. 
  21. ^ "MAX on Twitter: "If you guys didn't know already I put out a new song FOR FREE. "Shot Of Pure Gold"". Twitter.com. Retrieved October 20, 2014. 
  22. ^ "MAX on Twitter: "So excited to announce my new single "Gibberish" ft @HoodieAllen premieres March 23rd!"". Twitter.com. Retrieved March 14, 2015. 
  23. ^ "Billboard Pop 100: Keke Palmer Singles Chart History". Allmusic. Retrieved May 13, 2010. 
  24. ^ "The Official UK Singles Chart for the week ending December 27, 2011". ChartsPlus (Milton Keynes: IQ Ware Ltd) (322): 7. 

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