Riot Artists (formerly known as Eye For Talent) is a global talent agency devoted to supporting the worldwide development and promotion of those we represent. We specialize in booking, career enhancement, and production of tours for artists and speakers who exemplify the pinnacle of skill and accomplishment within their respective genres and fields.
We are, first and foremost, music fans. We understand the passion and sweat required to building a sustainable career in today’s music industry. What thrills us most is music that challenges genres, cultural boundaries and perceptions. On our roster you’ll find innovators and agitators, musicians who understand their culture’s history and are committed to creating a more progressive sonic and social future. We represent a wide range of established, traditional artists as well as fusion artists who approach their country’s music from a contemporary perspective.
Riot Artists evolved out of Eye For Talent, a highly regarded boutique agency. Founded by entrepreneur and music aficionado Bill Smith, Eye for Talent has worked with hundreds of artists over the last twenty years, booking more than 5,000 shows on five continents. In 2014, Bill formed a partnership with his son Evan to create Riot Artists. Our offices are based in San Francisco. We actively book our artists throughout the world with emphasis on Canada, the U.S., Mexico, Brazil and Europe.