A2LiVE is a live entertainment company based in Shanghai, and is the premier guiding force of the live electronic music industry in China today. Its mission is to become the leading vertically integrated electronic music platform in Asia, bringing the biggest and best destination electronic music experiences, music, video, news, and culture.
Since inception, A2LiVE has showcased many well-known international and homegrown artists in China including Axwell & Ingrosso, Skrillex, Hardwell, Afrojack, Dash Berlin, Avicii, David Guetta, Wang Lee Hom, Benny Benassi, Afrojack, Cazzette, Icona Pop, Oliver Heldens, Far East Movement, Pitbull, Kanye West, Incubus and many more.
A2LiVE's "Budweiser STORM" electronic music festival toured 5 markets in 2016 and energized 250,000 festival goers, with multiple new cities coming online in 2017. This year also marks the launch of DianYinTai (streaming electronic music service), growth of A2LiVE's artist management holdings (A2ARTIST and Strobe Light Talent), unveiling of its new DJ/production academy and record label divisions, and other related businesses.
A veteran entertainment executive involved and engaged in all facets of the Chinese entertainment industry, with particular focus on TV Program & project creation, concert production & promotion, sponsorship acquisition, entertainment marketing, transmedia marketing, and project funding.
As one of the pioneers of branded entertainment in China, Eric has helmed several groundbreaking, high-profile projects including China’s first reality program, Wo Xing Wo Show, breaking historical ratings record for Shanghai Media Group’s Dragon TV. This program has been credited as the first Idol programming of its kind, with over 150 million people tuning in every weekend, and later forever transformed prime time television in China.
In 2013, Eric made industry headlines once again with his launch of the STORM Electronic Music Festival. With over 15 years of experience in the entertainment industry and an unprecedented insight into the Chinese market, Eric is leading the growth of EDM in China, with multi-million US$ booking slate per year across hundreds of events in the EDM sector alone.
Executive Producer, Writer/Director
Before producing China’s largest outdoor EDM festivals, Gil worked for HBO, Showtime, Universal Television, United Artists, Viacom, and Paramount Pictures. He has to his credits 33 Feature Films World Wide, 23 Globally presented Television series in 19 countries, and was the first American allowed to Produce Propaganda Military Films for the People’s Republic of China.
Gil has won the Florida Film Festival’s Outstanding Achievement Award, The Director’s Guild of America’s “Finders” Series Award, and in 2011 Gil won the PMAA Golden Dragon Award for Best Advertising Campaign in Asia.
Graduated from Shanghai JiaoTong University. Major: international trade. Although not have a professional media background, related to various types of culture media and entertainment industries in nearly 12 years of culture industry since 2005.
In 2005, as China’s first reality show “我型我SHOW” achieved a great success and also set a milestone for China’s own reality show. At that time she decided to give up the international trade major but join the cultural performance industry.
Since 2009, the company ATO ATO Integrated Media which she worked at, began to host European and American artists’ concerts such as Elton John, Pitbull and other concerts ,all achieved success. At same time , the company became one of the largest European and American artists agency.
Since 2013, ATO ATO Integrated Media set up a branch in China “A2LIVE”.Began planning and implementing large electronic music festivals such as STORM Electronic Music Festival. Working with A2LIVE’s founder Eric Zho to develop the electronic market in China not just STORM. In 2015, A2LIVE held the only one indoor electronic music cross year party in Shanghai that can accommodate 8000people – Now or Never. China has it’s own electronic brand, A2LIVE got the attention of the world, open up a huge market of electronic music in china and makes it’s own brand to become the world’s recognized China’s top brand.
As the President of A2LiVE, participate in company operation, focusing on the development of the future electronic music market. Not only spread in Shanghai, but also to build a international music center in international tourism resort, make more international advanced music brand into China. STORM as the local brand in China, will help EDM fans in China to find a way to let world know them. Iintegration of online and offline resources, to develop the entire industrial chain.
Chinworth Yao is a seasoned investor, finance professional and entrepreneur with 20 years of experience spanning industries from high technology, healthcare, real estate, media, entertainment and consumer lifestyles. Mr.Yao is the Chairman of Ocean Heights Holding, which has boutique investment banking, celebrity management, and lifestyle business units. Mr. Yao is a Co-Founder, Vice Chairman and Chief Strategic Officer (CSO) for Ato Ato Integrated Media
(A2Live), the Chinese entertainment company that has created the largest EDM music festival in China called STORM. Mr.Yao previously was the Managing Partner of Acorn Campus China Fund I. The fund has focused on cross border China technology related investments. Prior to Acorn, Mr. Yao was Managing Director for Suma Ventures, a family office fund focused on cross border technology and life science investments between Silicon Valley and China. Before Suma, Mr. Yao was co-founder of an Asian internet media company and before that he was a senior finance professional for Baxter International. Mr. Yao has a B.S. in Finance and International Business from University of Colorado at Boulder.