In order to access the wider world of electronic music to India, China, Japan, Korea, Thailand, Singapore, Australia and the entire Asia Pacific region, IMS Asia-Pacific has returned to unite the East and West together for:








IMS has brought on some of the world’s leading talents like Skrillex, Alesso, Pete Tong and Mando Pop star Jolin Tsai alongside local experts on the artist front with Nakadia and Chace as well as representatives from across the industry’s most prominent companies including Universal Music, Sony, AM Only, OWSLA, ATM Artists and dozens more.

More announcements are coming soon.

“The opportunity has always been there. It’s just about the appetite for risk.” – Jason Swamy at IMS China 2015


  • Skrillex



    Sonny Moore found club and mainstream stardom beginning in 2008, when he swapped his gig as the frontman in post-hardcore band From First to Last for the dancefloor-oriented project Skrillex. He originally used the name for live DJ sets, but in 2009 the project moved into the studio with Skrillex remixing the likes of Lady Gaga (“Bad Romance”) and Snoop Dogg (“Sensual Seduction”). In 2010, the self-released digital download EP My Name Is Skrillex appeared, combining the Benny Benassi and Deadmau5 styles of electro with the same type of over-the-top samples and giant noise of electronica acts like the Chemical Brothers and Fatboy Slim.

    Moore signed to Deadmau5’s Mau5trap label in 2010, where he released his second EP, Scary Monsters & Nice Sprites, along with the club hit “Kill Everybody.” If topping the club charts didn’t prove the producer had arrived, a trio of Grammy Awards in 2011 helped considerably, including Best Dance/Electronica Album for Scary Monsters and Best Dance Recording for the title track. He also made an appearance on the revived Beavis & Butthead television series, and collaborated with the surviving members of the Doors on a single called “Breakin’ a Sweat.” The recording of the track was captured in the documentary film RE:GENERATION, while the song itself landed on Skrillex’s Bangarang EP, which appeared in early 2012. The release won him two more Grammy Awards, one for the title track as Best Dance Recording and one for the EP itself as Best Dance/Electronica Album.

    Most of Skrillex’s recordings, however, were forced around his busy touring schedule, which found him on every inhabited continent playing to hundreds of thousands of dance fans. Still, he collaborated on singles with Damian Marley (“Make It Bun Dem After Hours”) and Alvin Risk (“Try It Out”), and released another EP, Leaving, in 2012. His second proper full-length, Recess, appeared in March 2014 and promptly hit number four on the Billboard chart. In 2015, he collaborated with Diplo for the album Skrillex and Diplo Present Jack U. ~ David Jeffries, Rovi




    With over 3.5million followers online, YouTube views in the millions, and fans including Sebastian Ingrosso, Calvin Harris, Pete Tong, Avicii and Swedish House Mafia, Grammy nominated producer Alesso already has a huge following thanks to his hugely popular remixes and sold-out shows around the globe. His new single, ‘Tear The Roof Up, and forthcoming debut album, are set to be the tipping point that takes Alesso from dancefloor hero to household name.

    Beginning his career five years ago as a self-taught 18 year-old bedroom producer in Stockholm, Sweden, Alessandro Lindblad’s trajectory to the forefront of the global dancefloor is truly incredible. He began by tinkering with other people’s songs, creating his own edits, adding piano riffs and melody ideas, and uploading his versions to Beatport. Alesso’s efforts reached Swedish House Mafia’s Sebastian Ingrosso, who swiftly took the teen under his wing, becoming his mentor, and signing him to his management and label. Alesso made an impressive entrance with the ‘Taking It Back’ remix of Avicii’s ‘Alcoholic’, but it was his addition of a classic house drop to Nadia Ali’s ‘Pressure’ that helped the single become one of the most played dance tracks of 2011. Swiftly unleashing a barrage of brilliant remixes for Swedish House Mafia, Devolution and LFMAO, the then teenager was named EDM Artist To Watch by MTV.

    In 2012, he teamed up with Ingrosso and OneRepublic’s Ryan Tedder for ‘Calling (Lose My Mind)’, which went to No.1 on the Billboard Dance chart and has since been streamed over 33.5m times on Spotify. That same year, he was invited to open for Madonna on her MDMA tour, before releasing a volley of commercially and critically celebrated remixes including David Guetta ‘Titanium’, Keane’s ‘Silenced By The Night’ and OneRepublic’s ‘If I Lose Myself’. Since then, he has played to sold-out crowds all over the world, landed a Las Vegas residency, and became a festival favourite at Coachella, Electric Daisy and Ultra. During his first headline tour in 2013, he released ‘Under Control’ with Calvin Harris and Theo Hurts, which topped the Hypemachine charts, was named Pete Tong’s ‘Essential New Tune’ and hit 1m YouTube views in just 24 hours. He rounded the year out by producing Example’s ‘Queen Of Your Dreams’ and, alongside Swedish House Mafia, ‘Numb’ for R&B megastar Usher. At the end of 2013, Alesso received a Grammy nomination for Best Dance Remix for ‘If I Lose Myself’, another Billboard Dance No.1 with over 40m streams on Spotify to date.

    Over the course of the last five years, Alesso has amassed 2.5m Facebook Likes, 900k Twitter followers and 370k Instagram followers, while on YouTube he’s hit over 100m plays to date.

    Taught to play the piano as a young child, Alesso grew up on pop idols including Michael Jackson, before discovering Hip Hop via Nelly, Pharrell and Timbaland. But it was hearing his first House track as a young teenager that really opened Alesso’s eyes to the possibilities and power of music. “We would go to underage parties when I was 13, 14 years-old,” he remembers. “It was the cheesier end of Dance music, but I immediately gained a new perspective of what music is. I had never felt that kind of feeling – I still get it today – that rush and excitement. I want to be alive, explore the world, show love and spread love. House music makes me feel like nothing is impossible. I can conquer the world.”

    He quickly immersed himself in as much House as he could find; a friend made him a mix CD and it was here that he discovered Daft Punk, Erick Morillo, Steve Angello, Daft Punk and Axwell. Throwing himself fully into making music at the age of 18, part of Alesso’s success is down to his diverse influences and huge appetite for life which riddle his infectious creations with an energy that is palpable. Alesso’s debut album proves the Swede won’t be limited by genre or niche. There’s soul, melody and adventure in his compositions; there’s never merely one tempo or type of terrain. “Every song I make is House at its core, but because I’ve listened to so much Hip Hop, I think you hear an element of ruggedness in my music. I like to mix it up a little bit – not keep the same beat all the time. I’m not in any way making Hip Hop music, but I’m very influenced and interested in bringing different grooves into my songs.”

    The recently turned 23 year-old’s debut single with Def Jam US/Virgin EMI UK, ‘Tear The Roof Up’ is an unadulterated slice of sonic euphoria. Since creating the track in his hometown of Sweden earlier this year, ‘Tear The Roof Up’ has proven itself to be an explosive opening to Alesso’s live set. Brilliantly building from a tautly wound intro of anarchic beats into an all-out 4-to-the-floor rave smash, ‘Tear The Roof Up’ is a joyous ode to living life to the full. “I wanted to make a massive song that would literally make people want to tear off the roof,” says Alesso. “I didn’t want to just make just another ‘club song’. I wanted to create a moment in time.”

    “Monstrous,” raved Zane Lowe who premiered the single on his hugely influential BBC Radio 1 show. “I didn’t make it to Coachella this year but I was streaming it like so many millions of people from around the world…I clicked on Alesso’s set and he started his set with this song. It was the most ridiculous, most unifying response from about 20,000 people streaming out of this huge aircraft hangar whilst the sun was beaming down on his face, and I was like ‘This is what songs like this are designed to do’.”

    Heroe s is similarly uplifting. Opening with a gliding guitar riff, the vocal takes the listener on a journey through tempo and over-arching nostalgia before ending up in as hands-in-the-air sonic soul searcher. “It’s about believing in yourself and going for your goals. The song gives me the feeling that something might be over, but it’s ok, we’re still here together after it. This might be the last time we’ll be in that moment, but we can create new ones afterwards.”

    A man clearly in love with music and life, Alesso’s ethos is all about living in the moment. He’s an impassioned producer seeking out life’s highs while defying genre, expectation and convention.

    “I don’t ever want to make just another club song,” Alesso insists. “‘Electronic music’ sometimes feels like it’s all about the money; I can say one hundred per cent that I didn’t start doing this to make money. The main reason why I make music is to bring a message; I want to uplift people though music, I want to inject emotion into dance music. I want people to scream, jump, feel happiness. Explosive happiness. The best thing about music is it has no rules; I love the idea of breaking the rules.”


    Jolin Tsai


    Jolin Tsai, famed Asian female pop star, begins an impressive career as one of the greatest musical talents in Asia since 1999. Called “ the Queen of Pop in Asia” by the media, Jolin has made 13 full length records, which have been released worldwide through Universial Music, Sony, EMI, and, most recently, Warner Music. The sold albums over an incredible 25 million in Asia, which has made her the highest-selling Asian female singer since 2000.

    Jolin has won multiple international musical awards, including “Best Asian Artist” Award in MAMA Mnet Asian Music Awards, “Best Female Singer” award in Taiwan Golden Melody Awards, “Most Popular Female Singer” award in Singapore Hit Awards and Beijing Pop Music Awards, “Best Asian Female Singer” in Hong Kong Metro Radio Hits Music Awards. In addition, Jolin was invited to Midem International Music Exhibition and Conferences in France. After performing at “Le Trianon” in Paris, she was crowned “Madonna of Asia” by the media.

    The latest Album “Play” has enhanced the depth of Mandarin pop music and established high standards in the music market in Asia. The music video of PLAY won the Red Dot Design Award in 2015 and was also hailed as the Best Annual Music Video by American Time website. In 2015 at MAMA Mnet Asian Music Awards in which the album ”Play ” won Best Asian Artist Award, Joiln performed live online, attracting an audience of 140 million from all over the world. In 2014 , the Canadian music magazine CMB named “Play” the Best International Album of the Year; it was also highly recommended by American PRO MOTION music news, Spanish GO magazine, and other international media. Jolin Tsai was also named “The Greatest Dancing Queen in Asia” by Bloomberg Magazine.


    Pete Tong

    There are few individuals in the world of dance music who can claim the kind of influence Pete Tong has had over the last twenty years. As the voice of Radio 1’s prestigious dance programming, Pete has held a commanding presence over the industry for more than two decades. With an unparalleled ear for new talent, Tong has become the leading tastemaker of the electronic generation. While he’s known publicly as Pete Tong the DJ, behind the scenes, he’s an industry icon.

    Having spent the majority of his life in England, Pete has recently resettled in Los Angeles to begin a new chapter in his life. He’s wasted little time establishing himself in the US, having helped inaugurate Clear Channel Entertainment’sEvolution dance brand in 2013 and recently expanding the programming to the extended two-hour segment, The Evolution Beatport Show with Pete Tong, broadcasting on 90 different Top 40 stations in the US.

    Meanwhile, his world famous BBC Radio 1 shows have only grown in popularity. Their collective reach has soared into the millions, broadcasting globally thanks to the BBC iPlayer. TheEssential Mix continues to be the Holy Grail of mix shows, while Tong’s Essential Selection is still the best place to premiere a new record.

    On the DJing front, Tong is currently championing three premier All Gone Pete Tong residencies in the US. Once a month, you can find him bridging the gap to the underground at Sound Nightclub in Los Angeles, while in Miami, he’s keeping the integrity of club culture alive at Story. His residency at the SLS Las Vegas sees him performing regularly at the brand new LiFE club, where he’s introducing a whole new palette of underground sounds to the party mecca. Finally, the All Gone Pete Tong brand has achieved global renown through world-class parties in Miami during WMC and Ibiza as well as dedicated stages at festivals like Creamfields, TomorrowWorld, and SW4.

    As a music producer, Tong has led an esteemed career over the years with notable releases on Pets Recordings, Ministry of Sound, Toolroom Records and more. His compilations have garnered critical acclaim–most notably 2013’s 60-track anthology, The Pete Tong Collection. More recently, he’s debuted on Suara with deep house anthem “The Bumps” alongside John Monkman, while also curating All Gone Ibiza 2014 alongside Tensnake for Defected as part of his All Gone Pete Tong compilation series.

    On the business side, Tong continues to be a prominent force in both the booking and A&R worlds. In 2008, he co-founded WME’s electronic music division alongside Joel Zimmerman, helping to turn the venture into one of the most powerful booking agencies in the world. He’s also relaunched his label FFRR, reclaiming his reputation for A&R and signing acts like Oliver Heldens, The Magician, Blonde and The Disciples. On top of this, Tong is responsible for founding The International Music Summit, which holds major events in Ibiza, Los Angeles and Singapore. Now in its 6th year, the event is viewed in the industry as The Premier Platform for Thought Leadership in Electronic Music.

    When all is said and done, one shudders to think what dance music would have been like without Pete Tong’s influence. Over the years, he’s played a crucial role in breaking new artists and changing the way people think about electronic music. With his new found home in Los Angeles, the British icon is looking to revolutionize the perception of dance music in America. If there’s anyone up for the task, it’s Pete Tong.


    Amy Thomson


    Managed Swedish House Mafia, worked for Kanye West and current roster consists of Alesso, Chase and Status, Axwell and Ingrosso, Swedish House Mafia, Seal, RudeKid.

    Shailendra Singh

    Shailendra Singh


    Shailendra Singh has been a Game-changer in whichever industry he has stepped foot in. Most recently, after becoming Asia’s largest Dance Music Promoter through Sunburn, he radically shifted gears to prove that dance music has the power to make a social difference. Inviting Anna Agency to join hands with him, they brought the world’s #1 DJ Hardwell to perform in India, for free, to 100,000 loyal fans on his personal guestlist, for free. The sponsorship money usually used towards paying the artist fee, was donated directly to charity – pulling 18,200 underprivileged children out of poverty, in a 10 year education program.

    Other milestones in his 30 years career:

    Created & sold over 3,000 brand campaigns.
    Planned media solutions for 400 brands, valued at $3 billion.
    Ranked in the Top 5 ad firms.

    Launched India’s first global & local talent management company for sports, movies, music and fashion.
    Managed 9 of the 11 Indian national cricket players.

    Created India’s first & largest sports marketing management company.
    Brokered deals valued at over $4 billion across cricket, football, boxing & more, including the largest sport sponsorship deal in history.

    Writer and Director of the world’s first fictional film on an international music festival – Sunshine Music Tours and Travels – releasing on Sept 2, 2016.
    Produced & released 72+ full length feature film.
    Ranked in Top 5 studios & 12th Most Powerful Player in Bollywood (2009).
    Created India’s first commercial children’s cinema.
    First animation cinema.
    First cinema featuring 169 debutants.
    Awarded 16 National Awards/ 235 commercial awards.

    Conceptualize and executed over 2,500 live events.
    Incepted & captained Sunburn.
    Ranked in the 50 Most Powerful People in EDM (2014).

    Launched, associated with or donated to over 70 different charitable organizations/ 1,000+ events to raise funds & create awareness for issues such as HIV/AIDS, cancer, the visually impaired & disaster relief.

    Author of the #1 Bestselling book: F?@k Knows.
    Author of the world’s first book on an international music festival: The True Story of Sunburn.

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    Tim Smith


    CEO and Founder of Blood Company, Tim personally manages Skrillex, Zedd and Boys Noize among others, and is the one guiding the company. An artistic artist manager, strategist and entrepreneur; his vision is progressive, collaborative and honest. He and his team aim to create authentic, innovative and eye-opening moments for not only the public but the talent as well.


    Lee Anderson


    AM Only’s Vice President of the East Coast office Lee Anderson has had over a decade of experience in the live music industry. After spending nearly six years promoting live concerts in the Northeast region of the US, he joined AM Only in 2008. Since then, he has been a driving force behind the success of the agency and represents artists such as Skrillex, Zedd, SBTRKT, Disclosure, and Claude Vonstroke. Lee was featured in Billboard Magazine’s 40 Executives Under The Age of 40, both editions of InTheMix’s Power 50, and was nominated for the 2015 Pollstar Bobby Brooks Agent of the Year Award.

    – VP of East Coast Agency Operations
    – Skrillex’s agent from day one, taking him from opening slots on deadmau5’s tour to international headlining touring machine, selling out arenas and taking the live experience to new levels.
    – Influential as touring agent helping build Disclosure from Mercury Lounge to Madison Square Garden
    – Zedd – started booking him from a bedroom producer to opening act for Skrillex….. to now a festival headliner and headlining arena tours.
    – Key figure in building out AM Only’s live roster having successfully steered the careers of Disclosure, Rudimental, SBTRKT, Tourist & Classixx
    – Securing Las Vegas residencies for some of the world’s biggest DJs
    – Represents a stable of several legends including Boys Noize and Claude Von Stroke
    – Building touring properties for his clients including Full Flex Express, Wildlife, Dirtybird BBQs for Claude Von Stroke.
    – Helped build Claude Von Stroke from underground rooms and into full scale touring act.

    Blaise DeAngelo

    Blaise DeAngelo

    A&R, USA

    Blaise DeAngelo is the manage of Skrillex’s OWSLA label full-time. He is also enjoys sometimes DJing under the name Blaise James and eating sushi all the time – occasionally all at the same time.

    Having started DJing in 2009, Blaise was led to a friend referring me for a position as Dir. of Artist Relations for rebel streaming service Grooveshark in 2010. From 2010-2012, he helped artists build their careers using our powerful promotional tools and listener data.

    In 2012, he joined OWSLA as the label manager and first employee. Today OWSLA is a team of 20 full-time staff and our core focus is building artist careers through creative services. For him, “life couldn’t be better”.




    Chace – DJ/ Producer/ Drummer, Born in China, 1998

    “Chace is one of those extraordinary musicians you only meet once every couple years. The way
    he composes, writes and even sings on all his records while being just 17 years old is just mind-
    blowing. He is a one-man fusion of Disclosure and The Weeknd from Eastern Asia. Chace is
    heading for flashing lights and stadium status.” – Jim, Yellow Claw.

    A 17-year-old DJ, producer, singer and songwriter Chace, who is bursting as an electro pop music artist, can be declared as a rising Chinese dance music prodigy.

    With his academic knowledge in producing and ambitions to go international and with his debut 4-track The Destination EP out on Barong Family, he is blazing his own trail in the dance music scene. A little surprise on the EP – Chace’s collab with Yellow Claw, cheerful yet melodic “Stranger”.

    That’s not all, Chace is going on his first Europe tour this summer; performing as the first Chinese DJ act on Tomorrowland.




    Nakadia carries her unstoppable energy since childhood, while growing up in Isaan -the poor Thai countryside, living without electricity or running water on less than 1$ per day. Various jobs led her to a rst trip to Europe in 2002 where she encountered Techno. A turbulent journey began as she instantly knew:This is what she had been looking for. She devoted herself to find the perfect sonic fuse, by practicing on turntables and vinyl she took back home. Gigs on the island of Koh Samui launched her internationally within the shortest amount of time. Crafting her techy sound without any guidance, in the country marked by mainstream only, she pioneered the rise of the underground, conquering the rest of the world simultaneously.

    As increasing crescendo of her totally self-made career, Nakadia pinned over 60 countries to her gig-list, performing well over 1300 times so far. She magnetized legendary venues such as “Watergate” Berlin, “The Egg” London or “D Edge” Sao Paulo,
    during her tours through the hot-spots of electronic music.


    David Levy


    David Levy is a partner and co-head of WME’s London music team. His clients include Bjork, Calvin Harris, Fatboy Slim, LCD Soundsystem, Madness, Massive Attack and MIA, as well as emerging artists like Dua Lipa and Nicolas Jaar. Levy has been working in the music industry for 30 years, during which time he has helped launch careers, music festivals and cultural events around the world. He began his career working with bands at age 15, and was promoting shows and working as a DJ by the time he graduated Middlesex Polytechnic in London. In 2009, Levy played an integral role in creating WME’s electronic division in partnership with client and BBC broadcasting legend Pete Tong. Levy works with Nordoff Robins Music Therapy and sits on the advisory boards of The Creative Community For Peace, The Association for Electronic Music and The Hip Hop Shakespeare Company. He currently resides between Ibiza and London with his wife and son.

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    Jason Swamy


    Jason spent the past 15 years producing events and curating talent featuring some of the most prominent names in entertainment including Coldplay, Psy, Nelly, Nicolas Jaar, Justice, The Killers, M.I.A, The Strokes and Mark Ronson He co-founded Do What You Love Ltd in 2011, an experiential marketing agency based in Hong Kong which in 24 months has booked over $USD 3 million in talent representing several hundred acts and events. He is a founding member Robot Heart a global creative collective and is their entertainment director. For fun he enjoys distance running, cooking eating and design.


    Lauren Rose-Kocher


    Born in Chicago, Lauren moved to Tokyo in 2008 after graduating from the University of Chicago. She holds eight years of thrilling and sometimes difficult experience working in the Japanese music industry. Her career began at Japanese concert promoter Kyodo Tokyo, working on 14 tours of major international artists. Currently she works in business development at Sony Music Entertainment Japan headquarters. Sony Japan is unique as in addition to the label and publishing side of the business, there are 17 Sony Music subsidiaries accessible often only to Japanese artists, including product licensing, ticketing, fan clubs and sponsorship. Bridging the gap between these areas of the organization and overseas artist management, Lauren is able to secure merchandising, endorsement, live and other opportunities for international artists in Japan. She is proud to work on behalf of amazing artists and everyone involved in the beautiful business of music. The strong local Japanese scene is accessible and holds lessons for other territories, making the future of music in Asia almost too exciting to bear.


    Murat Kilic


    Hailing from Sydney and raised by music-loving but strict Turkish parents, Murat’s early experience of dance music was strictly from the dance floor, especially during his teens. This club habit soon turned in to an addiction of buying 12 inch records which has now become an extensive vinyl library. Since then Murat has come a long way in establishing his career on the dance music scene globally, with regular appearances at some of the world’s top clubs and productions that are being released by top record labels around the world.

    As a DJ, Murat is steadfast with 20 years experience with an acute sensibility for the dancefloor, always armed with fresh music. His sets are creative and unique, often genre crossing between house, techno ,disco and whatever else seems like a good idea in the moment. In his own words “At the end of the day, it is all about educating the crowd without boring them. Teaching people to appreciate new music whilst still getting them to dance themselves to oblivion”. Murat plays regularly at noteworthy clubs around the world including The Rex Paris, Studio 80 Amsterdam, Watergate Berlin, Spice Sydney, Electric Pickle Miami, Revolver Melbourne to name a few.

    Booker and Club founder
    In late 2011 Murat co-founded Sydney’s best underground electronic club called the SPICE Cellar. Since opening in September 2011, the Cellar has played host to some of the world’s elite artists like Claude Von Stroke, Guy Gerber, Deetron. Moodymann and Derrick May to name a few. As well as being the major shareholder of the club, Murat is the music director and talent booker for the club and is also involved in regional talent bookings for overseas artists.

    Since 2008, Murat Kilic has had a steady schedule of music being released on a variety of labels across the House and Techno genres. Starting with a succession of remixes on BEEF Records in 2008, Murat followed these up with an 2 EPs for Oliver Koletzki’s Berlin based Stil Vor Talent which helped establish his reputation beyond Australia. Since then Murat has had a number of follow up releases on Stil Vor Talent and a string of remixes racking up plays and support from the likes of Joris Voorn, Jimpster, and M.A.N.D.Y. Murat’s productions are well-defined and notable with 4 of his releases reaching the Top 20 Beatport Deep House and Indy-NuDisco charts. His next releases will continue courtesy of OFF recordings, Stil Vor Talent, Light My Fire, Reckless Republic and Circle Music.

    Label Owner
    Reckless Republic Music founded and curated by Murat has 2 releases so far and is in the process of laying down and remixing the next few releases. 1

    Murat spends a lot of his time doing something he genuinely loves. As well as travelling to DJ, he maintains a healthy schedule in his home city Sydney, where he produces his music, hosts his radio show, raises a child and owns/operates the Spice Cellar lounge bar & club, as well as operating entertainment company, Reckless Republic responsible for promotions, booking, touring and record label.






    Daniel Miller


    Daniel Miller is the founder and chairman of Mute, launched in 1978 with his own 7” single under the name The Normal.

    Since then, Daniel Miller has expanded Mute into a global group of companies, record label, Mute Song (publishing) and Mute Management, with offices in London, New York and Berlin. Running parallel to its strong commercial track record, the guiding spirit behind Mute has always been one of artistic freedom and creative adventure and Mute has nurtured and worked with artists as diverse as Depeche Mode, New Order, Goldfrapp, Erasure, Swans, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Max Richter, Ben Frost, Liars, Underworld, Jóhann Jóhannsson, Josh T Pearson, Du Blonde and Can.

    Daniel Miller plays regular techno DJ sets worldwide, recently appearing at Sonar, ENTER at Space in Ibiza, ADE, IMS at Ibiza and Berghain, with a legendary performance at M-Nus’ Christmas Boiler Room in Berlin.




    Born in the UK, Caralinda has worked in the international music and media industry for over 25 years, with a broad range of experience – from touring the world as a professional musician (keyboards/backing vocals) with some of pop’s biggest international names, to working inside the business in both major and independent record and publishing companies.

    She has lived and worked in China for over 11 years, based in Beijing as the Senior A&R Consultant/A&R Director for Universal Music China, as well as working closely with many top local music and management companies, helping develop and promote local singers, songwriters and bands.


    Jonathan Serbin


    Jonathan is Head of Asia for Billboard, the global leader for charts, news, business and lifestyle in music. At Billboard, he oversees growth throughout Asia, and has recently driven the firm’s expansion in China, Thailand and the Philippines.

    Jonathan has over 20 years of experience in the music business, with over a decade in senior leadership positions in Asia. Jonathan began his career as a music lawyer in New York, representing major recording artists, record labels and producers. He joined Lehman Brothers as a media & entertainment-sector investment banker where he worked on many of the biggest media mergers of the time, and later served as the head of media & entertainment investment banking for Asia at Oppenheimer & Co. Jonathan founded and managed a number of successful music and entertainment companies in China, including an innovative music distribution platform. He has advised and served on the board of major US and Asian music companies.

    Jonathan has an MBA from Columbia University, a JD from Boston University and a BA from Washington University in St. Louis.

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    Ben Turner


    Ben Turner is the owner of Graphite, a music management and brand services company which specialises in the world of electronic music. Turner is the artist manager for techno and technology icon Richie Hawtin, and Rob da Bank – the creator of Bestival, Camp Bestival and the Sunday Best Recordings label. Turner made his name as co-founder of the highly influential Muzik Magazine, Muzik Awards and then creative director on DanceStar USA: The American Dance Music Awards. Turner is a co-founder with Pete Tong in the International Music Summit, an event described as “the TED of music conferences”. In 2013, he also formed the Association for Electronic Music, a not-for profit trade body to represent the genre, alongside long-serving entertainment industry lawyer Kurosh Nasseri. Its concept is to preserve, protect and promote electronic music worldwide.


    Kurosh Nasseri


    Kurosh Nasseri is known for his work as a lawyer in electronic dance music: over the years he has represented Afrojack, Armand van Helden, Basto, Carl Craig, Deep Dish, Dubfire, Duck Sauce, Felix Da Housecat, Paul van Dyk, Sharam and many other artists as well as various club and festival promoters, booking agencies, independent labels, publishers, download sites, fashion brands, app developers and technology companies. He currently serves as a Trustee for the Grammys and is a co-founder of the Association for Electronic Music (“AFEM”).




    Alan Deng (Director, Tencent Video Live Music, China)
    Aleks Ljubojevic (Agent, Anna Agency, Netherlands)
    Alesso (Artist, Sweden)
    Amy Thomson (CEO, Manager, ATM Artists, USA)
    Anish Sood (Artist, India)
    Annie Lee (CEO, Founder, Dream Worker, China)
    Arjun Vagale ( Artist, Director, UnMute, India)
    Arsit Prachaseri (CEO, AG Productions, Thailand)
    Ben Turner (CEO, IMS / Graphite, UK)
    Blaise DeAngelo (General Manager, OWSLA, North America)
    Bryce Whitwam (CEO, Wunderman, China)
    Caralinda Booth (Artist Development, A&R Consultant, Universal Music, China)
    Celeste Siam (Artist, Thailand)
    Chace (Artist, China)
    CheiZak (CEO, Founder, YEMA Live, China)
    Christian Rijanto (Co-Founder, Managing Partner, Ismaya Group, Indonesia)
    Daniel Miller (CEO, Founder Mute Records, UK)
    David Boyle (EVP Insight, BBC Worldwide, UK)
    David Levy (Partner, WME, UK)
    Davis Savril (Artist, China)
    Dennis De Bruin (CEO, Alda Events, Asia, Netherlands)
    Derrek Tsao (EDM Blogger, China )
    Dev Bhatia (Director, UnMute, India)
    DJ L (Artist, China)
    DJ Soolee (Artist, South Korea)
    Donald Hau (CEO, Mixmag China, China)
    Dope Lee – (Artist, China)
    Eric Zho (CEO, Founder, A2LiVE / Storm, China)
    Frank Rodi (Innovation & Electronic Music Specialist, APRA, Australia)
    Hedy Lee (Artist, China)
    Helena Legend (Artist, Australia)
    Iqbal Ameer (CEO, LiveScape Group, Malaysia)
    Jason Swamy (Director, Further Future/Wonderfruit, Hong Kong)
    Jin Iwamoto (Manager, A&R, Star Music, Japan)
    John Boyle (Chief Growth Officer, Insomniac Events, USA)
    Jolin Tsai (Artist, Asia)
    Jonathan Serbin (Head of Asia, Billboard, Asia)
    Kaku (Artist, Asia)
    King Arthur (Artist, Puerto Rico)
    Kurosh Nasseri (Co-Chairman & Co-Founder, AFEM: Association for Electronic Music, USA)
    Lauren Kocher (Business Development, Sony Music Entertainment, Japan)
    Lee Anderson (VP, Agent, AM Only, North America)
    Lucy Dong (Founder, Chief Editor, Shihan Culture / Music Business, China)
    Maggie Yu (VP, Brand Director, Adidas, China)
    Marc Vedo (Artist, UK)
    Mark Lawrence (CEO, AFEM: Association for Electronic Music, UK)
    Miao Wong (CEO, Founder, dART, China)
    Michail Stangl (Director, Boiler Room, Germany)
    Minii (Artist, Alter Ego, South Korea)
    Murat Kilic (CEO, Artist, Spice – Reckless Republic, Australia)
    Myrne (Artist, Singapore)
    Nakadia (Artist, Thailand)
    Naoki Shimizu (CEO, President, CreativeMan Productions, Japan)
    Ni Bing (Founder, Martial Artist Management / Drum Rider Records, China)
    Nick Matthews (Agent, Coda Agency, UK)
    Olivia Wycech (Managing Editor, Mixmag, Asia)
    Pep & Rash (Artist, Netherlands)
    Pete Tong (Artist / Broadcaster, BBC Radio / IMS, UK)
    Prateek Pandey (Director, Owner, sLick!, India)
    Rebecca Young (Agent, WME, Australia)
    Rob Schwartz (Asia Bureau Chief, Billboard, US/Japan)
    Robb Harker (CEO, Founder Supermodified Agency, Hong Kong)
    Robert Zheng (Head of Partnerships, AB Inbev, China)
    Robin Leembrugen (Manager, Mad Panda Agency, China)
    Samuel Wald (Agent, WME, Asia)
    Sandy Chi (Chief Entertainment Officer, KuGou, China)
    Shailendra Singh (Promoter, Percept, India)
    Skrillex (Artist, North America)
    Sunny L (Director, Music Fest Asia & Xin Wang Group, HK & China)
    Takako Fujiyama (Pioneer, Japan)
    Tim Smith (CEO, Founder, Blood Company Management, North America)
    Vlada Didenko (Senior Business Manager, A2LiVE, China)
    Wade Cawood (CEO, Pulse Radio, Australia)
    Wang Lei (General Manager, Baidu Music, China)


    Mark Lawrence
    (CEO, AFEM: Association for Electronic Music, UK)

    The Association for Electronic Music has appointed Mark Lawrence as its first CEO. Lawrence previously spent 10 years at UK collection society PRS For Music, latterly as Director of Membership, responsible for 100,000 members worldwide.

    His appointment was confirmed at a board meeting of AFEM held at the International Music Summit (IMS) in Ibiza.

    Lawrence has a long association with the dance and electronic music genres. In 2012 he launched PRS’s Amplify initiative focusing on the genre, he has spoken at numerous industry events and he co-owns independent house music label Black Rock Records with DJ Steve Mac.

    Lawrence began his career in retail banking before joining mechanical rights licensing agency MCPS in 2004. He was promoted to Director of Operations in 2006 before becoming Director of Corporate Planning of PRS for Music three years later. He was promoted to Director of Membership and Rights in 2010, leading a team of 120 staff serving a membership of over 100,000, ranging from major international publishers to individual songwriters.

    While at PRS he launched and led Amplify, an initiative to increase membership in the dance music sector and improve the accuracy and value of royalties paid to writers in the genre. He left PRS earlier this year.

    He said, “I am delighted and honoured to have been selected by Ben and Kurosh to run this organisation. AFEM has the opportunity to be something amazing – a global electronic music organisation representing everyone from labels to DJs to promoters to publishers, small or large, young or old. I am committed to turning that vision into reality.”

    Wade Cadwood

    Wade Cawood


    Tenacity, Passion, a collaborative nature, embracing diversification and the ability to recognise an opportunity at its earliest inception are just a few of the raw qualities Wade Cawood attributes to his growing success in an ever-fragmenting, exciting time for the industry. Add to this a global network spanning 5 continents, numerous major events, commercial partnerships and millions of page impressions later, Cawood’s multi-faceted businesses are on the rise. Undeniable entrepreneurial talent, a seemingly endless wealth of knowledge and ground-up experience position him as an influential thought-leader in the electronic dance music industry.