News — August 18, 2016 at 3:57 pm

Pete Tong, Alesso and Skrillex are heading to China for IMS Asia-Pacific


The first speakers for International Music Summit have been announced, with international heavyweight producers Skrillex, Alesso and Pete Tong and a host of regional taste-makers heading to Shanghai for the two day conference.


Along with globally renowned artists Skrillex, Alesso and Pete Tong , Asian stars Jolin Tsai, Thai techno queen Nakadia and Chace, a 17-year old Chinese wunderkind producer that is often compared to Martin Garrix, will be offering their own insights into this emerging market.


In partnership with Budweiser STORM Festival, the annual global event has quickly become a keynote event within the region, highlighting the explosive growth of electronic music in the Asian market – up 30 percent since just 2011.  The festival is China’s premier electronic music gathering, offering delegates the opportunity to do business in the region followed by a series of satellite parties and the nations leading festival.



International Music Summit first introduced IMS Asia-Pacific in 2014 as an effort to explore the distant region and bring artists, managers, agents, promoters and other established figures side-by-side with their counterparts and peers in Asia. For the first time IMS Asia-Pacific heads to Shanghai and sees the Asian offset of the Ibiza music conference expand to two days.


“Asia is one of electronic music’s biggest opportunities, yet a market that most who live outside know little about,” says Ben Turner, co-founder of IMS, in a press release. “The caliber of our speakers highlights the growing global interest in the region and it’s imperative for IMS to build a dialogue and create further connections and understanding between East and West. We’re delighted to be working with STORM and Eric as our local partners, who have been instrumental in bringing IMS to China.”



Full Phase 1 Speaker List

Skrillex (Artist, North America)

Alesso (Artist, Sweden)

Jolin Tsai (Artist, Asia)

Pete Tong (Artist, UK)

Amy Thomson (CEO)

ATM Artists, USA)

Shailendra Singh (Promoter, Percept, India)

Lee Anderson (Agent, AM Only, USA)

Tim Smith (CEO / Founder, Blood Company)

Blaise DeAngelo (A&R, OWSLA, USA)

Chace (Artist, China)

Nakadia (Artist, Thailand)

David Levy (Agent, WME, UK)

Jason Swamy (Promoter, WonderFruit, Hong Kong)

Lauren Rose-Kocher (Business Development, Sony Music Entertainment, Japan)

Murat Kilic (Artist, CEO, Spice – Reckless Republic, Australia)

Wade Cawood (CEO / Founder, Pulse Global)

Caralinda Booth (Artist Development, Universal Music, China)

Jonathan Serbin (Billboard, Head of Asia)