Mick Schultz

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Mick Schultz
Birth name Mick Schultz
Born (1989-03-30) March 30, 1989 (age 25)
St.Louis, Missouri, United States
Occupations Music Producer
Years active 2008–present
Associated acts Jeremih, Ludacris, 50 Cent, Zendaya, SoMo, YG
Website www.mickschultz.com

Mick Schultz is an American multi-platinum music producer and songwriter.[1] His most notable accomplishments to date include the production of Jeremih’s debut and second albums, including the platinum hits “Birthday Sex” and "Down On Me". As well as the platinum hit "Replay" by Zendaya. He has also produced for artists such as Jenna Andrews, Jessie James, and SoMo.[2]

Early life[edit]

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.[3]

Career[edit]

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.[4][5]

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.[6][7][8]

In 2010, Schultz and Jeremih teamed up again to produce the artist’s sophomore release, All About You.[9] 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.[10][11]

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.[12] 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. [13]

Discography[edit]

Jeremih (2014)[edit]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Producer Length
1. "Don't Tell Em" (featuring YG) Mick Schultz 4:27[14]

SoMo (2014)[edit]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Producer Length
1. "Show Off (Remix)" (featuring Kirko Bangz) Mick Schultz 3:05[15]

SoMo (2014)[edit]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Producer Length
1. "TMWYKAL"   Mick Schultz 1:02
2. "I Do It All For You"   Mick Schultz 3:34
3. "Show Off"   Mick Schultz 3:05
4. "We Can Make Love"   Mick Schultz 4:29
5. "Crash"   Mick Schultz 3:27
6. "Blind"   Mick Schultz 1:06
7. "Back To The Start"   Mick Schultz (Co-Producer) 3:24
8. "Fire"   Mick Schultz 3:10
9. "Hush"   Mick Schultz 3:17
10. "Ride"   Mick Schultz (Co-Producer) 4:49
11. "Red Lighter"   Mick Schultz 3:19

Tyler Perry's A Madea Christmas (2013)[edit]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Producer Length
1. "You're Mine"   Mick Schultz 2:50[16]

Zendaya (2013)[edit]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Producer Length
1. "Replay"   Mick Schultz 3:30[17]

SoMo (2013)[edit]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Producer Length
1. "Show Off"   Mick Schultz 3:06[18]
2. "Ride"   Mick Schultz 4:49[19]

Bianca Leonor (2013)[edit]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Producer Length
1. "Regret"   Mick Schultz 4:09[20]
2. "Say My Name"   Mick Schultz 4:02[21]
3. "Stone Cold"   Mick Schultz 3:23

Downtown Drive (2012)[edit]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Producer Length
1. "LA"   Mick Schultz 3:33

Da Outsidaz (2012)[edit]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Producer Length
1. "We Go Hard"   Mick Schultz 3:14
2. "Like This"   Mick Schultz 3:36

All About You (2010)[edit]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Producer Length
1. "All About You"   Mick Schultz 3:39
2. "X's & O's"   Mick Schultz 3:52
3. "Down on Me" (featuring 50 Cent) Mick Schultz 3:48
4. "Take Off"   Mick Schultz 3:32
5. "I Like" (featuring Ludacris) Mick Schultz 3:38
6. "Waiter/The 5 Senses"   Mick Schultz 5:49
7. "Broken Down"   Mick Schultz 3:39
8. "Holding On"   Mick Schultz 3:31
9. "Wanna Get Up"   Mick Schultz 3:54
10. "Sleepers"   Mick Schultz 3:43
11. "Love Don’t Change"   Mick Schultz 4:16

Jeremih (2009)[edit]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Producer Length
1. "That Body"   Mick Schultz 3:54
2. "Birthday Sex"   Mick Schultz 3:47
3. "Break Up to Make Up"   Mick Schultz 3:47
4. "Runway"   Mick Schultz 4:04
5. "Raindrops"   Mick Schultz 4:33
6. "Starting All Over"   Mick Schultz 4:38
7. "Imma Star (Everywhere We Are)"   Mick Schultz 4:21
8. "Jumpin"   Mick Schultz 3:39
9. "Hatin' on Me"   Mick Schultz 3:28
10. "My Sunshine"   Mick Schultz 4:18
11. "My Ride"   Mick Schultz 3:40
12. "Buh Bye"   Mick Schultz 4:09
13. "Birthday Sex (Up-Tempo)"   Mick Schultz 3:57

Jenna Andrews (2009)[edit]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Producer Length
1. "Tumblin Down"   Mick Schultz 3:28

Jessie James (2009)[edit]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Producer Length
9. "Psycho Girlfriend"   Mick Schultz 3:24

Awards[edit]

  • 2010 29th Annual Chicago Music Awards Record Producer of the Year [22]
  • 2009 Billboard #1 Hot R&B/Hip-Pop AirPlay "Birthday Sex" [23]
  • 2009 Billboard #1 Hot R&B/Hip-Pop Songs "Birthday Sex" [24]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.umusicpub.com/spotlight.aspx?id=5203
  2. ^ http://mickschultz.com/
  3. ^ http://www.bluesandsoul.com/feature/444/jeremih_perfect_presence
  4. ^ http://www.artistdirect.com/artist/bio/jeremih/5440255
  5. ^ http://www.billboard.com/articles/news/268926/jeremih
  6. ^ http://www.bmi.com/news/entry/539559
  7. ^ http://www.forbes.com/2009/07/09/mick-schultz-internet-business-entertainment-cash-kings-producers.html
  8. ^ http://urbanmecca.net/news/?p=9700
  9. ^ http://www.islanddefjam.com/artist/bio.aspx?artistID=7305
  10. ^ http://www.mtv.com/music/artist/jeremih/artist.jhtml
  11. ^ http://reviewfix.com/2010/08/jeremih’s-new-single-“i-like”-featuring-ludacris-at-40-radio-stations-lead-track-from-his-second-def-jam-album-all-about-you-arriving-september-28th/
  12. ^ http://www.disneydreaming.com/2014/01/31/zendya-colemans-replay-goes-platinum
  13. ^ http://thesource.com/2013/12/17/rb-artist-somo-talks-new-record-deal-hip-hop-influences-more
  14. ^ "http://www.fakeshoredrive.com/2014/05/cover-art-jeremih-f-yg-dont-tell-em.html". 
  15. ^ "http://www.josepvinaixa.com/blog/somo-show-off-featuring-kirko-bangz-single-premierel". 
  16. ^ "http://www.pressparty.com/pg/newsdesk/Universalmusicuk/view/94084". 
  17. ^ "http://windycitylive.com/episodes/ZENDAYA/9158096". 
  18. ^ "http://freshnewtracks.com/2013/05/06/somo-show". 
  19. ^ "http://www.republicplaybook.com/track/somo-ride-2". 
  20. ^ "http://freshnewtracks.com/2013/06/28/bianca-leonor-regret-prod-mick-schultz". 
  21. ^ "http://www.djbooth.net/index/tracks/review/bianca-leonor-say-my-name". 
  22. ^ http://martinsinterculture.com/web/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=53:cma-winners&catid=34:chicago-musical-awards-cma&Itemid=63
  23. ^ http://www.billboard.com/artist/304467/jeremih/chart
  24. ^ http://www.billboard.com/charts/2009-07-25/r-b-hip-hop-songs

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