$677.29M

Music industry contribution to state GDP

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16,333

Jobs Supported

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1,220

Music Businesses

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A2IM/RIAA

1,566

Royalty Recipients

SoundExchange

16,449

Songwriters

ASCAP/BMI

Music flows through the veins of every South Carolinian,

as the state boasts James Brown, Chubby Checker, and Dizzy Gillespie as natives. The birthplace of beach music, the state is also rich in bluegrass, roots rock, jazz, and alternative.

Some
Notable
Musicians

  • Band of Horses
  • Darius Rucker
  • Hootie & the Blowfish
  • Iron & Wine
  • James Brown
  • Josh Turner
  • Lee Brice
  • The Marshall Tucker Band
  • Toro y Moi

Music Venues & Festivals

  • Bon Secours Wellness Arena
  • Carolina Country Music Festival
  • Charleston Music Hall
  • Charleston Performing Arts Center
  • Colonial Life Arena
  • Gaillard Center
  • High Water Fest Festival
  • House of Blues
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Music Farm
  • Newberry Opera House
  • North Charleston Coliseum
  • Peace Center
  • Radio Center
  • TD Arena
  • Timmons Arena
  • Township Auditorium
  • Trondossa Festival

Music Schools

  • Converse College
  • University of South Carolina
  • Furman University Department of Music
  • Bob Jones University Department of Music

Major Music Conferences

  • Charleston Music Confab
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