David Nelson (software developer)

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David Nelson
David Nelson, 2013
Born ( 1993 -05-25) May 25, 1993 (age 22)
Iowa, USA
Occupation Software developer, entrepreneur, game developer

David Nelson (born May 25, 1993[1]) is an American software developer and co-founder of NELN, a software development and media company.


In 2009, at age 15, following a report by CNN[2] Nelson gained attention in the media for developing the Muziic[3][4] streaming music application. The service garnered over 250 million listens worldwide.[5] Muziic was controversial to some in the music industry because it allowed access to streaming music videos, through YouTube, but aggregated and displayed the songs in a way geared toward listening and building playlists. Because this occurred prior to services like Spotify coming to the United States, free applications like this were rare and often illegal.


David later went on to found FanRx (formerly BandRx[6]) in 2012, a social media software company for musicians and brands. The service gained over 225,000 subscribers and entered the Top 5 most popular music applications on Facebook.

Mass Threat[edit]

In 2013, Nelson launched Mass Threat, a game development company catering to the music industry. Mass Threat has worked with Train, Fall Out Boy, Panic! at the Disco and Sia,[7] among others, to develop and launch games geared toward their fans. Mass Threat games collectively have been downloaded over 5 million times, according to the company's website.

Personal Life[edit]

In 2015, Nelson proposed to his girlfriend Chelsea on stage at a Train show in the Bahamas, following an introduction from Pat Monahan.[8]


  1. ^ "Muziic Community Forums; David". Retrieved 2009-03-16. 
  2. ^ Sandoval, Greg. "Teen-created music likely to irk YouTube". CNN. 
  3. ^ "Muziic Company Info". Retrieved 2009-03-16. 
  4. ^ Davis, Lidija (2009-03-09). "Will Google Uphold its "Do No Evil" Motto With Muziic?". ReadWriteWeb. Retrieved 2009-03-16. 
  5. ^ Wauters, Robin. "Muziic has streamed 250 songs to date. But will it last?". TechCrunch. Retrieved 2015-03-25. 
  6. ^ "BandRx Rebrands as FanRx". HypeBot. 
  7. ^ "Father-son duo teams with Grammy winners Train". WQAD. 2013-07-08. Retrieved 2009-03-16. 
  8. ^ "Grammy winners Train help QC man propose". 

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