David Nelson (software developer)

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David Nelson
David Nelson, 2013
Born ( 1993 -05-25) May 25, 1993 (age 21)
Iowa, USA
Residence Bettendorf, Iowa
Occupation Software developer, entrepreneur, game developer

David Nelson (born May 25, 1993[1]) is an American software developer and entrepreneur, known for his role in the leadership and development of Muziic[2][3] and subsequent software projects in the music industry.

David and his father, Mark Nelson, developed Muziic over the course of one year before launching the service in February 2009 when David was fifteen years old.[2] The teenager came up with the idea to create a music-focused media player using open APIs (including YouTube's), after his father expressed interest in managing a YouTube-powered music website.[4] On March 8, 2009, CNET reported on the debut of Muziic. David Nelson has received particular attention in their coverage of the story, due to his age, ideas, and development skills.[4]

In 2013 ABC News reported on the launch of a video game company, Mass Threat, that David and his father launched. The company's first game is called "50 Ways to Survive" and was created in partnership with the Grammy-award winning band Train.[5]

David, who lives in Bettendorf, Iowa, switched from a public high school to a private online high school to devote more time to his business.[2][4]


  1. ^ "Muziic Community Forums; David". Retrieved 2009-03-16. 
  2. ^ a b c "Muziic Company Info". Retrieved 2009-03-16. 
  3. ^ Davis, Lidija (2009-03-09). "Will Google Uphold its "Do No Evil" Motto With Muziic?". ReadWriteWeb. Retrieved 2009-03-16. 
  4. ^ a b c Sandoval, Greg (2009-03-13). "Teen Muziic founder: Shawn Fanning is my hero". CNET News. Retrieved 2009-03-16. 
  5. ^ "Father-son duo teams with Grammy winners Train". WQAD. 2013-07-08. Retrieved 2009-03-16. 

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