Heart Riot is a multi faceted company based in Clevleand, Ohio that is dedicated to giving artists the tools, resources and knowledge to succeed in the industry and a platform to showcase their art. Heart Riot handles branding, artist management, press, social media management and recording along with television, film and radio placement.

We have helped place artists or worked with artists on labels like Universal, Capital, Rise, Def Jam, Roc Nation, G-Unit, Young Money, I Scream, Epitaph, Innerstrength and Imminence. We’ve pushed our artist’s music onto hundreds of radio stations, on TV and onto major motion pictures.

Our artists have shared the stage with acts such as Blink 182, Fall Out Boy, Panic! At the Disco, Jay-Z, Kanye West, Lil Wayne, Drake, Beyonce, Wakka Focka Flame, Kill Hannah, Emerosa, Dashboard Confessional, The Browning, Norma Jean, Goldfinger, Good Charlotte, Love Hate Hero, Yellowcard, Bayside, Aiden, Saves the Day, Hawthorn Heights, Saliva, and The Lawrence Arms.

The Heart Riot Agency is here to help you define your art and help your voice be heard! If you are ready take the next step on your journey, whatever that step may be. Contact us today at theheartriotagency@gmail.com .


Heart Riot is the culmination of over fifteen years of diy industry dedication by founder Lance Waste, an artist manager, songwriter and producer. He began his career in the music industry by founding 10-34 Records in Cleveland, OH. Through the record label, he launched three artists to major record label deals and opened The 10-34 Concert Club before relocating the business to Brooklyn, NY.

Lance Waste founded The FOCOTheory Agency, a full service artist management and coaching service in 2007. He relocated the company to England in 2009 after partnering up with Yellow Fish Music Group and Recording Studios. After FOCOTheory was purchased in 2012, Waste launched Heart Riot in his hometown of Cleveland, OH.

Lance Waste has written music for several major record label artists including Freeway and Lil Wayne, has produced over 300 albums, has scored several film soundtracks. He has toured over 700 dates in eleven countries with his band, Darling Waste, selling over 15,000 albums while touring and sharing stage with bands such as Blink 182, Panic at the Disco, Fallout Boy, Roger Daltry, Jimmy Page, Yellowcard, Saves The Day, Bayside, Hawthorne Heights and many more.