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Mark Schulman

Mark relates his expertise as a world class musical performer to the corporate environment

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Fee Range: 10000-19999, 20000-39999
  • A legend in the music world and currently on tour with P!NK, Mark Schulman is an incredible musician, dynamic performer and a strategic business mind who has parleyed his success on stage into true business success.

    • Mark was awarded the Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) designation from the National Speakers Association, joining only 17% of his peers!
    • Mark performed with P!nk at the Billboard Music Awards as she received the 2021 Icon Award. This was the first time that the band has performed together since 2019! Definitely a good sign that were are moving toward a wide-scale return to live in-person events!
    • Author
    • Motivator
    • Expert, The Secrets of Rockstar Performance

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Mark Schulman is a monster drummer who’s toured the world with some of the greatest rock and pop performers – before crowds as big as 225,000. He’s played with P!NK, Billy Idol, Cher, Stevie Nicks, Foreigner, Simple Minds, and others over his 32-year touring career. Mark is also amazing on another stage – as a speaker, where he delivers a rock show disguised as a keynote. “I’ve learned about the importance of attitude as part of the touring family with these great performers,” Mark says as he unpacks the secrets of rockstar performance. His presentations translate lessons learned during a remarkable career into valuable tips for organizations, teams, leaders, and those who want to be their absolute best. Mark Schulman is a brilliant storyteller and performer who inspires audiences to engage and unleash their inner rockstar. Mark’s first book, Conquering Life’s Stage Fright, shows people how to harness doubt, fear, and anxiety to perform at their best when it matters most. His next book, The Attitude Equation, is slated for late 2023 release. Mark is also a judge and coach on an all-new original music competition television show called BANDED on AXS TV.

DIGGING DEEPER

Mark Schulman grew up in Los Angeles and is a classically trained cellist. As a teen, he played with the Los Angeles Junior Philharmonic. He later even played cello on the 2009/2010 P!NK tour.

During his unprecedented career over the last 32 years, Mark has been a first-call drummer for world-class rock and pop artists. He was voted “Top 3 Pop-Rock Drummers” in the Modern Drummer Readers Poll in 2014 and was the featured cover artist in the May 2019 issue of Modern Drummer. Mark did four record-breaking world tours with P!NK over 15 years.

Mark’s resume reads like a “Who’s Who” of international rock ‘n’ roll royalty, including acts such as Cher, Billy Idol, Foreigner, Sheryl Crow, Stevie Nicks, Beyonce, and so many other world-class artists. He has drummed with Velvet Revolver at Ozzfest and for a crowd of 225,000 at Glastonbury Festival with Simple Minds. Mark has appeared on nearly every American, European, and Australian variety show including the Grammy AwardsLate Night with David LettermanThe Tonight ShowLate Night with Conan O’BrienThe Daily Show with Jon Stewart, American IdolThe Paul O’Grady ShowThe X FactorWetten, dass..?, the ARIA Awards, and more.

Mark’s fan base extends way beyond the rock ‘n’ roll stage. Fans of his other career, as a top motivational speaker, exist at companies and organizations he’s spoken for, including American Express, Microsoft, IBM, DELL Cisco, Aveda, Kaiser, NCAA, SAP, and more. To date, Mark has performed over 2,000 keynotes, 1,000 music clinics, and for over a billion people.

Offstage, Mark is passionate about teaching and helping others. He was the chairman of Create Now!, a non-profit organization founded in 1996 to help change troubled children’s lives through creative arts mentoring. A cancer survivor himself, Mark has also motivated children and teens through his work doing seminars with the Ronald McDonald House and benefits for the Teenage Cancer Trust in the U.K.

An active educator, Mark taught at the Los Angeles Music Academy and is one of the world’s most sought-after drum clinicians, hosting clinics around the world. Mark produced his first instructional DVD in his studio, A Day in the Recording Studio; A Do-It-Yourself Guide to Recording Great Drum Tracks for Drummers and All Musicians distributed by Hudson Music. The Mark Schulman Signature Snare Drum is one of the best-selling signature products in the history of GRETSCH.

Mark’s first book, Conquering Life’s Stage Fright, shows people how to harness doubt, fear, and anxiety as it relates to any performance or presentation and transform that into clarity, capability, and confidence. Mark has finished his second book, The Attitude Equation, which lays out a powerful path to happiness and achievement: Attitude x Behavior = Consequence. Mark and his writing partner Dr. Jim Samuels have interviewed rockstar performers across all industries about how ATTITUDE has driven BEHAVIOR to produce world-class CONSEQUENCES in their lives. The book is slated for release in late 2023.

In May 2023, Mark became a judge and coach for an all-new original music competition television show called BANDED. The show redefines the “build-a-band” concept and pairs up-and-coming artists with top coaches. Besides judging, Mark will coach one of the rock outfits.

Mark is also a music producer, trained audio engineer, and studio co-owner of West Triad Recording Studio in Venice, California.

Getting the Band Back Together

Having worked and played with some of the most successful bands and artists in music history, including Pink, Foreigner, Billy Idol, Simple Minds, and Cher just to name a few, Mark truly understands the emotions, adjustments, and actions of successfully bringing a band or team of people back together after a hiatus. From the profound experience of meeting Cher for the first time at rehearsal, to recording drum tracks by himself in his own studio while collaborating remotely with musicians he couldn’t see or hear, to some rough starting moments performing on the Billboard Music Awards with P!nk and the band after over two years apart, Mark brings you industry insights, performances, and engaging interactive experiences that will ignite your conference attendees to truly ROCK again! His acronym for R.O.C.K. – REIMAGINE, OPTIMIZE, CELEBRATE and KICK BUTT* – reflects Mark’s ideas, behind-the-scenes stories, interactive techniques, fiery energy, blistering performances, and powerful engagement, all of which produce definitive outcomes for your audience. Key takeaways:

  • Reimagine

Mark helps attendees realize collaboration with a new perspective through an emphasis on active listening, unique interactive ‘jamming’ and techniques for communicating like rockstars.

  • Optimize

Mark not only demonstrates through stories and engagement how attendees can use their time together more efficiently but gives unique insights through his own experience how employees can collaborate and jam harder while working from home as well.

  • Celebrate

As the audience’s ‘own personal rockstar’, Mark makes this keynote feel like a show through collaborative rhythmic processes, exciting video clips, drumming performances and celebratory activities. At the end Mark bestows the audience with their very own ‘band name’.

  • Kick Butt [*May be adjusted to “Kick Ass” for more Rock ‘n Roll groups!]

Mark takes the audiences through a journey that literally raises everyone’s energy. The show culminates with everyone jamming together. The attendees leave with some Rock n roll swagger and methodologies that infuse greater comradery together at the conference and individually in the office or at home.

SONGWRITING WORKSHOP (keynote add-on

It’s your turn…are you ready to ROCK? Mark breaks people into random groups and gives each group a package. The package contains lyrics to one of four famous songs. The goal is for each group to re-write the lyrics to the song they’ve been given, drawing on work and life experiences and incorporating as much humor and irony as they can muster. Each group then takes the stage to perform their creation, with the new lyrics on the big screen for all the other groups to see! The goal is to have as much fun as possible and learn something about teamwork, collaboration, innovation, creativity, and leadership in the process.

“The transformation is always astounding. You break into groups often times with people that you don’t know. The experience of creating something together pushes your comfort zone and brings out your best team-building, cooperation and communication skills. When you get to perform the song that YOU have created, it’s cathartic, joyful and you get to experience overwhelming support from an audience of your peers. This program is always a favorite. You will never see your associates the same way. You all literally become Rock Stars! You are creating a new sense of warmth and comradery that sticks- it’s indelible!”– Mark Schulman

THE ROCKERS COLLECTIVE (keynote add-on or as a separate show)

The Rockers Collective is your own private Rock ‘n’ Roll dream team. These all-star musicians come together to create musical alchemy and any event becomes an experience – not just a performance. Add in the special ‘jam with the band’ component and multi-media backdrop and you have a supercharged and riveting show that your employees, clients and colleagues will not soon forget. If one of our core Rockers is on tour (hey, when SPRINGSTEEN or P!NK calls, we roll!), Rockers Collective has a variety of featured vocalists and instrumentalists from well-known acts who rotate into our lineups.

Recent Testimonial
Mark, Again thank you so much you lifted the spirits of the group and I am so appreciative of your messaging and clearly your passion. You are a great product of what the mind can achieve if you allow this. From a personal perspective I really loved your Attitude as I needed a dose of positive reinforcement after one of the young people I had spent some time with recently (16 year old) took his life last night - SO thank you. My Why resonated again tonight as I want to continue the great work that Reach does and the positive reinforcement Reach provides so Young people have Hope & Dreams to be who they want to be. You reinforced this tonight. Don't underestimate your messaging as it resonates with those who need the direction & the drive to achieve. Thank you Mark the night for Reach & myself was special. May I congratulate you for achieving and having the balls to be you to achieve what you have achieved. THANK YOU.
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Recent Testimonial
It was amazing! You killed it with the graphics and videos and music- totally next level. Really needed your message today-thank you so much!!!
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Meeting Planner, The New York Tech Summit
He was literally amazing. Hands down the best keynote we’ve ever had. On top of it all he’s just a great guy. He spent the entire day (and night) with us. Spoke to and took photos with every attendee that approached him. He even jumped in and performed at our attendee party with our corporate rock band. This is going to be hard to top next year, so start thinking!!!
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Kaiser Permanente
It was awesome Mark. You brought the energy and the passion and everyone left feeling motivated, and feeling like they could shift their attitudes and make a difference. It was everything and more than we had hoped for!
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