Riot Artists

Riot Artists (formerly Eye for Talent)is a global talent agency.

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Riot Artists (formerly known as Eye For Talent) is a global talent agency devoted to supporting the worldwide development and promotion of the artists 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.


participating in

  • WOMEX 2023
  • WOMEX 2022
  • WOMEX, Digital Edition, feat. Budapest Ritmo
  • WOMEX 2019
  • WOMEX 2018
  • WOMEX 2017
  • WOMEX 2016
  • WOMEX 2015
  • WOMEX 2014
  • WOMEX 2013
  • WOMEX 2012
  • WOMEX 2011
  • WOMEX 2010
  • WOMEX 2009
  • WOMEX 2008
  • WOMEX 2007
  • WOMEX 2006
  • WOMEX 2005
  • WOMEX 2004
  • WOMEX 2003
  • WOMEX 2002
  • WOMEX 2001
  • WOMEX 2000


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Eye For Talent is now Riot Artists

As you know, Eye for Talent has spent decades...