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Eye for Talent Reborn as Riot Artists

Saturday, October 25, 2014   (0 Comments)
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ISPA member Eye for Talent formed a partnership with Bill Smith and Evan Smith and former artist manager and record company A&R man, Fabian Alsultany, to bring forth a next-level agency, and launched a new agency named Riot Artists. The full announcement made by the agency is available below.

ISPA wishes Riot Artists a great success in its devotion to supporting the worldwide development and promotion of those it represents!


Eye for Talent has spent decades sharing the planet’s music with new audiences around the globe with an emphasis on world, folk, and traditional music. In our continual evolution, we have always endeavored to expand the scope of our roster. Thus it is with great excitement that we announce the biggest transformation in the history of our agency. As we begin this transition, we remain at our core the same agency, but with a new name, new website, new people, new technology, and a host of new artists displaying a breadth of talent that we will continue to expand.

Riot Artists evolved out of Eye For Talent when founder Bill Smith formed a partnership with Evan Smith and former artist manager and record company A&R man, Fabian Alsultany, to bring forth a next-level agency.

Riot Artists exists to embrace new realms of talent: electronica, contemporary music, rock, as well as speakers and innovators/technologists, while still remaining true to its world music roots. In recent months we have signed feminist Russian protest group PUSSY RIOT, South Asian rock star KARSH KALE and Tex-Mex legends FLACO JIMENEZ & MAX BACA. We are also representing the farewell tour of Armenian Duduk master JIVAN GASPARYAN as well as producing the thematic tour, WOMEN OF THE ARAB WORLD.

We are thrilled to continue representing the Ukrainian musical phenomenon, DAKHABRAKHA, Sarod master AMJAD ALI KHAN, the cabaret swing of PARIS COMBO, and Tuvan quartet HUUN HUUR TU, along with the other tremendously gifted artists with whom we have the privilege to work.

Please check out the new website. It is easy to navigate and is loaded with information, videos, press and more for each of the artists.

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