Mark Schulman

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Mark Schulman
Schulman in 2014
Schulman in 2014
Background information
Born (1961-09-04) September 4, 1961 (age 61)
Los Angeles, California, United States
GenresPop, rock, funk, jazz fusion, R&B
Occupation(s)Musician, speaker, music producer, composer, engineer, studio owner
Instrument(s)Drums, percussion, cello, vocals, production, engineering
Years active1986–present

Mark Schulman (born September 4, 1961 in Los Angeles, California) is an American musician and corporate speaker. He performed with Cher as her tour drummer on her D2K Tour. Schulman is also a session drummer as well as a music producer, audio engineer and co-owner of West Triad Studios, a recording venue located in Venice, California.

Childhood and education[edit]

Schulman was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. Schulman claims that at age 3, after seeing the Beatles perform on The Ed Sullivan Show, he knew he wanted to be a professional drummer and musician.[1]

Born the son of two college English professors, Schulman is a classically trained cellist. As a teen, he played cello with the Los Angeles Junior Philharmonic. He was also childhood friends with Grammy nominated Guitarist David Becker.[2]

Earlier career[edit]

Breaking into the professional music scene, by the mid-1990s, Schulman was the drummer for the band Simple Minds for their album Good News from the Next World and toured with them after the album reached number 2 on the UK Albums Chart. Schulman returned to session work at the end of the tour.[3]

Current career[edit]

Schulman is currently on tour as a drummer with P!nk's band. When Schulman is off from touring, Schulman gives drum clinics and gives presentations as a motivational speaker. He is also co-owner, audio engineer, and music producer, at West Triad Studios in Venice, California.[4] When he first began as tour drummer for P!nk, then-manager Stacey Castro secured his first magazine covers. Schulman continues as P!nk's tour drummer and continues to be sought after by percussion and drummer's magazines in the U.S. and abroad; in 2013, he gave an interview for German magazine, Sticks.[5]

Equipment endorsements[edit]

Schulman is an official endorser of various musical instruments including Gretsch drums,[6] Sabian cymbals, Vic Firth drumsticks, Remo drum heads, Toca percussion, and Sennheiser microphones.


  1. ^ "Gretsch Artist Profiles – With Mark Schulman", Gretsch Drummers Magazine, June 2012, retrieved February 3, 2014
  2. ^ Constantin, Dave (June 2011), "In The Studio With Mark Schulman", Drum! Magazine, archived from the original on May 2, 2012, retrieved January 31, 2014
  3. ^ 'Simple Minds - Online Biography, The New Touch 92.6 FM, p. 2, archived from the original on 2015-01-22, retrieved January 21, 2015
  4. ^ Schulman, Mark (June 2010), West Triad Studios, retrieved January 23, 2015
  5. ^ Schulman, Mark (August 2013), "Mark Schulman, Power Drummer with P!ink", Sticks, p. 12, archived from the original on December 25, 2013, retrieved March 13, 2015
  6. ^ "Gretsch Artist Profiles – With Mark Schulman", Gretsch Drummers Magazine, June 2012, retrieved February 3, 2014

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