Schultz was born on March 30, 1989, in St. Louis, Missouri. He is the only child of Steve Schultz and Lynn Schultz. Schultz, a classically trained pianist, showed musical abilities at a very young age and began deejaying local parties at the age of 10. He went on to produce for local acts in and around St. Louis before completing high school. After graduating from Parkway Central High School in 2007, Schultz enrolled in Columbia College, a performing arts school in Chicago, Illinois. Following a chance meeting with fellow student, and then unknown, Jeremih, he began his career in the music industry.
Schultz and Jeremih wrote and recorded one song together shortly after meeting in 2008. Schultz immediately began walking the music in to local radio, where he met his manager, Luis Duran. Encouraged by positive response, the duo immediately set out to compile what would become Jeremih’s debut album.
In late 2008, Schultz went on to launch his own production company, Mick Schultz Productions, to which he immediately signed Jeremih as his first artist. After receiving a tremendous amount of airplay on their song '"Birthday Sex", offers started coming in from all the major record labels. Jeremih was promptly signed to Def Jam Records. In 2009, Schultz was signed to a publishing deal with Universal Music Publishing.
In 2010, Schultz and Jeremih teamed up again to produce the artist’s sophomore release, All About You. As with Jeremih’s debut album, Schultz is once again the sole producer on the album, which features such hits as “I Like” featuring Ludacris and “Down On Me” featuring 50 Cent. Schultz continues to produce and write for various artists.
In early 2013 Schultz collaborated with Zendaya to produce her debut single "Replay" off her self-titled album. The song was certified platinum Jan. 2014. Schultz also produced an album for Republic Records artist SoMo mid-2013. They recorded the album in Schultz's Malibu studio. The album will be released April 8th 2014 through Universal Republic.