Dave Days

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Dave Days
Dave Days by Gage Skidmore.jpg
Dave Days at the 2012 VidCon in Anaheim, California.
Background information
Birth name David Joseph Colditz
Born (1991-08-13) August 13, 1991 (age 23)
Origin Downingtown, Pennsylvania
Genres Punk rock, pop punk, comedy
Occupations Singer-songwriter, musician
Instruments Vocals, Guitar, Piano
Years active 2007–present
Associated acts Alex Goot, Chad Sugg, Kimmi Smiles, Megan Nicole, Tay Zonday, Rebecca Black, Tiffany Alvord
Website Official website

David Joseph Colditz[1][2] (born August 13, 1991),[3][4] commonly known as Dave Days, is a musician, entertainer and YouTube personality from Downingtown, Pennsylvania, currently living in Los Angeles, California. He is best known for his YouTube channel featuring pop-punk covers and parodies of popular songs, as well as original songs. As of August 2014, Days' davedays YouTube channel has over 1.6 million subscribers, and has had more than 350 million views.

Career[edit]

In middle school, Days started playing in bands. He taught himself how to use audio and video production equipment, and while attending Downingtown High School East became interested in YouTube. He created his davedays YouTube channel on August 25, 2007, which debuted with the release of Chocolate Rain (Pop-Punk Parody), and followed with a series of other videos parodying popular YouTube videos and performers. As "Dave Days", he quickly attracted enough of an audience to become a YouTube partner (earning income from advertisements) and, after just over a year, had over 200,000 subscribers and over 50 million views. One month after finishing high school, Days moved to Los Angeles to pursue music, incorporated himself as Dave Days, Inc.,[5] and continued to release YouTube videos.[4][6][7][8][9]

Several of Days' songs and videos from 2008–10 focused on Miley Cyrus, which led to her making a cameo appearance in Days' 2010 video Miley Cyrus – My Last Song for Miley (Dave Days).[7][10] By early 2010, Days was the most-subscribed musician on YouTube.[1]

His 2011 YouTube videos Next to You and Who Says placed in Billboard's uncharted top 10,[11][12] and his send-up of Katy Perry in a parody of Last Friday Night garnered attention.[13] In October 2011, Days was again the most-subscribed musician on YouTube, with 1.5 million subscribers.[6]

On September 11, 2011, Days performed "What Does It Take" on Disney Channel's So Random.[14][15] In 2011, Days was the first YouTube personality to sign for the DigiTour, and in 2012 he was a DigiTour headliner.[16] On December 7, 2013, Days and Rebecca Black released a music video for "Saturday", a single and sequel to Black's Friday.[17][18][19]

Days does his music and video production himself.[8][20] As of August 2014, Days has released 183 videos, which have had over 350 million combined views.[7]

Selected discography[edit]

  • The Dave Days Show[21] (2009)
  • Imma Be Down With Fireflies Baby[22] (2010)
  • Dinner and a Movie[23] (2010)
  • We're Just Kids[24] (2012)
  • Boy You'll Forget[25] (2013)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "5 Secrets of YouTube’s Success". Wired. March 22, 2010. 
  2. ^ Colditz, David. "David Joseph Colditz (Dave Days) on MySpace". MySpace. Retrieved July 16, 2012. 
  3. ^ Dave Days (Aug 13, 2011). Happy Birthday... to ME!. YouTube. 
  4. ^ a b Levy, Frederick (2008-06-03). 15 Minutes of Fame: Becoming a Star in the YouTube Revolution. ISBN 9781592577651. 
  5. ^ "California Secretary of State -- Business Search". Retrieved July 17, 2012. 
  6. ^ a b "So you want to get rich making Web videos? Ask these three locals". 
  7. ^ a b c "Dave Days - YouTube". Retrieved August 4, 2014. 
  8. ^ a b Knapp, Alex. "Indie Musician Dave Days Talks About Life As A YouTube Star". Forbes. 
  9. ^ "Dave Days". 
  10. ^ "Miley Explains Dave Days YouTube Cameo". Access Hollywood. 
  11. ^ Blistein, Jon. "Uncharted Territory: Dave Days Taps Inner-Bieber, T. Mills Keeps His Shoes On". Billboard. 
  12. ^ Bylin, Kyle. "Uncharted Territory: Dave Days Breaks Top 10, Colette Carr Returns". Billboard. 
  13. ^ Maher, Cristin. "YOUTUBE STAR DAVE DAYS TAKES ON KATY PERRY WITH ‘LAST FRIDAY NIGHT’ PARODY". PopCrush. 
  14. ^ "Dave Days to Perform on an All-New So Random!". FanLaLa. 
  15. ^ "Dave Days Performs "What Does It Take" On "So Random" September 18, 2011". Disney Dreaming. 
  16. ^ "DigiTour 2012 Headliners". 
  17. ^ Dave Days (December 7, 2013). "Saturday - Rebecca Black & Dave Days - Official Music Video". YouTube. Retrieved December 8, 2013. 
  18. ^ Cohen, Joshua (December 7, 2013). "Rebecca Black, Dave Days Release ‘Friday’ Follow Up Called ‘Saturday’". tubefilter. Retrieved December 8, 2013. 
  19. ^ Jacobs, Matthew (December 7, 2013). "Rebecca Black & Dave Days Party All Day In 'Saturday' Music Video". Huffington Post. Retrieved December 8, 2013. 
  20. ^ Shaughnessy, Haydn. "How To Build a YouTube Audience and Forge a Creative Career". Forbes. 
  21. ^ "The Dave Days Show". iTunes Store. Retrieved November 9, 2012. 
  22. ^ "Imma Be Down With Fireflies Baby". iTunes Store. Retrieved November 9, 2012. 
  23. ^ "Dinner and a Movie". iTunes Store. Retrieved November 9, 2012. 
  24. ^ "We're Just Kids - EP". iTunes Store. Retrieved November 9, 2012. 
  25. ^ "Boy You'll Forget". iTunes Store. Retrieved February 20, 2013. 

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