Carolina Beach Music and the Shag Dance have been a part of the “Carolinas’ culture” for decades. Although the two entities do go hand-and-hand, they are not as seamlessly connected as the casual observer might think. As a matter of fact, many make the common mistake to refer to Carolina beach music as “shag music”. The purist will be quick to point out that shaggers dance to a variety of music including Carolina beach music. And not all Carolina beach music has that desired 100 to 140 beats per minute the shaggers like. Some even refine the desired beat to 115 to 130. Some say the perfect beat sits somewhere in the 122 to 125 beats per minute.
Throughout the history there has been a noticeable ebb and flow in the progression of each piece of this culture. But it is obvious the dance has influenced the music and vice verse. With the advent of internet radio, the music has expanded into numerous new markets beyond the local and regional syndication of yesterday. History will most certainly credit this era with boosting the popularity and expanding the reach of the shag dance and Carolina beach music culture.
ShagCity.com brings the first Digital Entertainment Network to this industry with its online community, (Shag City USA) that includes a popular internet radio station and the Shag City TV video entertainment channel. Fans and participants of this 60 plus year old culture now have a common place to meet the artists, keep up with concert and events schedules, listen to an enormous collection of tunes, engage with each other, and share the experience. ShagCity.com and Zeus Digital Marketing along with our Southern Soul partners, are proud to have earned a spot in the history of the shag dance and Carolina beach music culture.