Mick Schultz

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Mick Schultz
Birth name Mick Schultz
Born (1989-03-30) March 30, 1989 (age 29)
St.Louis, Missouri, United States
Occupation(s) Music Producer
Years active 2008–present
Associated acts Jeremih, Rihanna, Ludacris, 50 Cent, Zendaya, Kelly Clarkson, SoMo, YG, Maejor
Website www.mickschultz.com

Mick Schultz is an American music producer and songwriter.[1] His most notable accomplishments to date include the production of Jeremih’s debut and second albums, including the multi-platinum hits "Birthday Sex", "Down on Me", and "Don't Tell 'Em", as well as the platinum hit "Replay" by Zendaya. He has also produced for artists such as Rihanna, Kelly Clarkson, SoMo, Jenna Andrews, and Jessie James.[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]


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 co-produce her debut single "Replay" off her self-titled album. The song reached #40 in the Billboard Hot 100.[12] Schultz also produced an album for Republic Records artist SoMo in mid-2013. They recorded the album in Schultz's Malibu studio. The self-titled album was released on April 8, 2014 through Universal Republic.[13]

In mid-2014, Schultz co-produced the double platinum selling single "Don't Tell 'Em" by Jeremih featuring YG.[14]

Schultz produced Rihanna's "Desperado" off her 2016 album entitled ANTI.[15] He received a Grammy nomination for his work.[16]



  • 2015 iHeart Radio Music Awards Best Hip-Hop & R&B Song of the year for "Don't Tell Em" by Jeremih[18]
  • 2010 29th Annual Chicago Music Awards Record Producer of the Year [19]
  • 2009 Billboard #1 Hot R&B/Hip-Pop AirPlay "Birthday Sex" [20]
  • 2009 Billboard #1 Hot R&B/Hip-Pop Songs "Birthday Sex" [21]


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  2. ^ "Mick Schultz - Productions". 
  3. ^ Design, Stephen Clark -. "JEREMIH: Perfect presence". 
  4. ^ "Jeremih Biography - ARTISTdirect Music". 
  5. ^ "Jeremih". 
  6. ^ "Mick Schultz: From Zero to 60". 2 September 2009. 
  7. ^ Fuhrer, Zachary (9 July 2009). "Building A Better Hit Machine". 
  8. ^ "Universal Music Publishing Group Signs Exclusive World-Wide Publishing Agreement With Jeremih". 21 October 2009. 
  9. ^ "UMG - Universal Music Group". 
  10. ^ "Jeremih - Music Videos, News, Photos, Tour Dates - MTV". 
  12. ^ "Zendaya - Chart history | Billboard". www.billboard.com. Retrieved 2016-10-17. 
  13. ^ tonymc (17 December 2013). "Exclusive: R&B Artist SoMo Talks New Record Deal, Hip-Hop Influences & More". 
  14. ^ "Jeremih - Don't Tell Em Feat. YG (Prod. By Mick Schultz & DJ Mustard) - Stream [New Song]". 
  15. ^ "Q&A: Rihanna's Co-Writer Mick Schultz Is Pleased With Batting Fifth On 'ANTI' - SPIN". 29 January 2016. 
  16. ^ "ANTI Grammy Nomination]". 
  17. ^ "How The Beatles (Sorta) Inspired 'Paradise' On Jeremih's 'Late Nights: The Album'". Billboard. Retrieved 2016-10-17. 
  18. ^ "Did Jeremih Just Rob Beyonce Of The iHeartRadio Award For Hip-Hop/R&B Song Of The Year?". 
  19. ^ "Martin Interculture, official website". 2011-07-14. Archived from the original on 2011-07-14. Retrieved 2016-10-17. 
  20. ^ Jeremih chart (Billboard).
  21. ^ "Top Hip-Hop Songs / R&B Songs Chart - Billboard". 

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