Max Schneider

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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)
Instruments
Years active 2009–present
Associated acts
Website maxschneider.com/

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

Biography[edit]

He began performing at age three and got his first agent at the age of 14.[2] He was the 2010 YoungArts Theater Winner. Since then, Max was a swing understudy in 13 the musical covering 4 roles in 2009, and modeled with Madonna for an international Dolce And Gabbana campaign. He announced in April 2012 that he would tour with Victoria Justice in her "Make It In America" tour during Summer 2012. Max and his band, "The Babes", did a 20 city tour adding on three extra shows in addition to the Victoria Justice concerts. Max 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.[3][4]

Career[edit]

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

As a songwriter, Max has collaborated with songwriters and producers writing towards his own album and towards other artists. In 2012, Max 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. Max also starred in the Nickelodeon original film Rags as Charlie Prince, the lead role in the film. In late 2012, Max placed another song with Cody Simpson for his album Paradise entitled "Standing in China". Max has multiple original songs featured on his YouTube channel. Max 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[5] 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. Max most commonly refers to his fanbase as "Schneider Monkeys".

2013–present: Nothing Without Love[edit]

Max is now working on an independent LP titled Nothing Without Love. 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 the LP "Nothing Without Love" was released on May 21, along with a music video for the song. On May 26, 2013, a music video was released on YouTube with Max and his co-writer Kurt covering "Can't Hold Us" by Macklemore & 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".[6] In October 2014, Schneider was featured in two tracks off of Hoodie Allen's debut album, People Keep Talking.[7]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

List of albums, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Notes
Schneider Brother Covers[8]
(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
Nothing Without Love
  • Released: 2014
  • Format: CD, digital download

Extended plays[edit]

List of albums, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Notes
First Encounters [9]
  • The Coconut Song
  • My Friends
  • What If
  • You Don't Know Me
The Say MAX EP [10]
  • Streets Of Gold
  • Mug Shot
  • Darling
  • Puppeteer

Soundtrack albums[edit]

List of albums, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak chart positions
US
[11]
US
OST

[11]
US
Indie

[11]
US
Kids

[11]
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" [12] 2013 - - - non album song
"Mug Shot" [13] 2014 - - - The Say MAX EP [10]
"Streets of Gold" [14] - - -
"Shot of Pure Gold" [15] - - - 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

[16]
UK
[17]
"Me and You Against the World"[A]
(Keke Palmer featuring Max Schneider)
2012 102 196 Rags
"—" 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. "MAX on Twitter: "@meganmusic99 wanted my name to be..."". twitter.com/MaxGSchneider. Max Schneider. Retrieved 30 December 2014. 
  2. ^ "Max Schneider View Bio". maxschneider.com. Retrieved February 15, 2012. 
  3. ^ "How to Rock Cast at the 2011 Halo Awards". YouTube. December 7, 2011. Retrieved March 24, 2012. 
  4. ^ "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. 
  5. ^ Schneider, Kurt. "Kurt Schneider on Twitter: "@PeterDzubay @Maxgschneider always great because..."". twitter.com/KurtHSchneider. Kurt Hugo Schneider. Retrieved 29 December 2014. 
  6. ^ Schneider, Max. "MAX on Twitter: "@meganmusic99 wanted my name to be..."". twitter.com/MaxGSchneider. Max Schneider. Retrieved 30 December 2014. wanted it to be more of a vehicle for the music 
  7. ^ Laurence, Emily. "Hoodie Allen brings the party with ‘People Keep Talking’". Metro US. Retrieved 11 October 2014. 
  8. ^ "iTunes - Music - Schneider Brother Covers by Max Schneider". iTunes. Retrieved October 20, 2014. 
  9. ^ "iTunes - Music - First Encounters by Max Schneider". iTunes. Retrieved October 20, 2014. 
  10. ^ a b "MAX — Ok everyone, you ready?! NEW SONG, NEW TOUR, and...". NewPoliticsRock.com. Retrieved October 20, 2014. 
  11. ^ a b c d List of soundtrack albums by Keke Palmer on Billboard charts:
  12. ^ Nothing Without Love iTunes
  13. ^ [1][dead link]
  14. ^ "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. 
  15. ^ "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. 
  16. ^ "Billboard Pop 100: Keke Palmer Singles Chart History". Allmusic. Retrieved May 13, 2010. 
  17. ^ "The Official UK Singles Chart for the week ending December 27, 2011". ChartsPlus (Milton Keynes: IQ Ware Ltd) (322): 7. 

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