Grammy Nominated Producer, Mick Schultz (Jeremih, Kelly Clarkson, Rihanna)
This week's guest went from working in his bedroom to the top of the charts. Please welcome to The Place, Grammy Nominated / Multiplatinum Producer Mick Schultz!
Mick Schultz is a grammy-nominated music producer who achieved multi-platinum success by blazing his own trail through the music industry when he was just a teenager. The St. Louis native moved to Chicago at the age of 18 and soon after he met Jeremih while attending Columbia College. The two began making music in Schultz’s makeshift apartment studio and their chemistry was palpable. The duo co-wrote and produced Jeremih’s self-titled debut album and took it to a local Chicago radio station with hopes of getting their first single “Birthday Sex” played. The song was an instant hit after it aired and soon every major label was calling to make a deal.
The two went on to spawn mega hits “Down On Me” featuring 50 Cent, “Don’t Tell ‘Em” featuring YG, and “I Like” featuring Ludacris firmly establishing Schultz as one of the top new go-to music producers.
Since breaking into the industry Schultz has went on to earn two grammy nominations and produced multiple hits for various artist including Why Don’t We, Max Frost, Rihanna, Kelly Clarkson, Jez Dior, SoMo, and Zendaya to name a few. Whether from a makeshift studio or in his own state-of-the-art recording studio, Schultz has always been driven by the desire to make music. Constantly pushing his own limits, he pours his all into writing and producing rather than getting sidetracked by publicity or image. Artists who work with him have noted they can hear a difference in their music after working in his studio, where they’re free of the pressure of timetabled sessions and can reap the benefits of a hands-on producer who simply loves to inspire and vibe with other music lovers. In 2019 Schultz took his passion for independent projects and love for developing new talent and created Upside Records, a joint venture label under Atlantic Records. Schultz is currently producing and overseeing projects for various artist.