FAULT Magazine Covers International Music Summit and STORM Festival in Shanghai


A few weeks ago, we had the pleasure of attending the inaugural International Music Summit (IMS) in Shanghai, China. Founded by Pete Tong in 2008, the global music conference started in Ibiza and has since expanded to include satellite conferences in Los Angeles and most recently Shanghai. With a population swelling to over 1.3 billion, it makes sense Shanghai was selected as the next home for IMS.

IMS Shanghai saw music industry delegates traveling from around the world to see notable speakers discuss the country’s market potential and its growing EDM fan base. In Shanghai, IMS teamed up with STORM Festival founder Eric Zho. A California native, Eric has been at the forefront of developing China’s music industry and cultivating the nation’s sonic palette for over ten years, which culminated in 2013 with the creation of STORM Festival. The festival, held in both Shanghai and Shenzhen, has brought some of the biggest international acts to China’s mainstage such as Pitbull, Icona Pop, and Kesha and stands now as the country’s largest gathering for electronic music.

Now in its third year, STORM boasted its biggest line up yet, including Tiesto, Laidback Luke, TWRK, and a surprise closer, Flo Rida. Though it rained intermittently throughout the two days, attendees didn’t seem to mind and huddled shoulder to shoulder to watch Dutch duo Blasterjaxx. You can check out some select photos from our time at STORM below.