(Ep. 18) Complacency is Death! with Charles Carmody

September 20, 2016

Charles Carmody is currently the Director of The Charleston Music Hall in South Carolina, which holds over 200 events per year.  Charles founded a promotions company, Murias Entertainment, in 2014 to put on smaller events throughout Charleston. He also co-manages the band SUSTO and works with several other artists through The Art Counsel (a locally based artist management company).  His mission is to make Charleston the greatest music city in the world.

What you’ll hear in this episode:

  • Charles’ roles as executive director of the Charleston Music Hall and the founder of Murias Entertainment
  • Charles also branches into artist management and is the music director for the Charleston Food and Wine Festival
  • Music’s HUGE emotional force
  • How it began with “Bean Night” in the backyard with 15 people
  • How Charles took initiative and became the director of the Charleston Music Hall
  • The importance of community support
  • His biggest challenge? Trying to convince artists to come and play in a “non-music” city
  • How a partnership in Nashville was formed
  • The community interaction model
  • Mistakes and growth
  • Advice to other millennials: “Don’t be afraid of failure. It’s ok to fail; we all do. MAKE a decision!”
  • Empowerment, enablement, and growth
  • Indecision: Where it comes from
  • Charles’ morning routine, including riding his bike to work and coffee shop time
  • A favorite quote by Patti Smith: “Build a good name, keep your name clean, don’t make compromises, and don’t worry about making a bunch of money or being successful. Be concerned about doing good work. Protect your work, and if you build a good name, eventually that name will be its own currency. Life is like a roller coaster ride. It’s never going to be perfect. It is going to have perfect moments and rough spots, but it’s all worth it.”
  • How has being a millennial influenced you? “Realizing the lies we’ve been told and reacting to them.”
  • Charles shares his mission and vision

Links and Resources:

Connect with Charles:
Murias Entertainment on Facebook