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Matthew Himes

Owner-Operatormisterpsychedelia LLC

Los Angeles Area

Member Since January 2021


Talent Buyer


Professional Profile: Experienced Talent Buyer, Producer, Cinematographer, Curator, Technical Director, Tour/Production Manager, and A/V Engineer with extensive knowledge in production technology and expertise in producing live events, live-streams, music videos, documentaries, interviews, and festivals to maximize community, performer, and audience experiences. . . . . . Bio: With over 15 years of experience in Southern California’s music, film, and art scenes, curating international and local talent across jazz, rock, hip-hop, funk, Latin music, and many more, as well as directing and producing countless music videos, documentaries, and live-streams. He has been the Talent Buyer at Levitt Pavilion Los Angeles, FOLAR, Perch, and Mrs. Fish, Festival Director at Eagle Rock Music Festival, Production Manager at The Greek Theater, Spaceland Presents, and MadAve and has consulted and produced galas, concerts, and festivals like the CHIRLA's Annual Fundraiser Gala, L.A. Philharmonic 100 year Anniversary Celebration, Anderson Paak in the Park, Desert Daze, Cloak & Dagger, Echo Park Rising, KCRW’s Masquerade Ball, Motown Records, The Graffiti House to name a few. He has also served as Tour Manager and FOH Audio Engineer for artists like Thelma Houston, Vince Staples, The Lemonheads, Hope Sandoval and the Warm Inventions, The Expanders, and many more. Matthew was a co-founder of L.A. Fort, a cooperative DIY artistic space that encourages collaboration between diverse artists and an active member of the arts collective FMLY. He loves listening to gospel, shoegaze, Afrobeat, global bass, Motown, and chicha music, among other genres.

Published content

11 Leaders Share Their Secrets to Retaining Top Talent as Workers Continue to Resign

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The key to modern employee retention really isn’t a secret at all. At a time when employees are leaving their jobs en masse, it can be challenging to maintain your top workers. Employees today are more comfortable quitting a job in search of something better, so if your business doesn't meet their expectations, you might be struggling to fill several suddenly open positions. Having committed, long-term employees helps with overall production speeds and cultivates a positive work environment. So with advice like listening to employee feedback and creating individualized success plans, 11 Rolling Stone Culture Council members share their "secrets" to employee retention and why these strategies work so well.

11 Key Tips for a Successful Affiliate Marketing Program

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If you're looking into affiliate marketing programs, make sure you understand these essential steps to success. By now, it’s likely that every social media user has seen YouTube stars, Instagram influencers and other popular content creators asking their followers to use their affiliate links when purchasing from a business. That's because an affiliate marketing program is an optimal way for businesses to usher in leads and make additional profit. With websites and a bountiful number of social media platforms, businesses can partner with influencers, celebrities and even other businesses to create a program that benefits all parties. However, this marketing strategy has to be approached the right way. Below, 11 members of Rolling Stone Culture Council share the tips they believe are key to a successful affiliate marketing program.

10 Ways to Make Your Next Event the Talk of the Town

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Despite a high volume of competing events, there are ways to ensure your gathering leaves a lasting impression on attendees. In the early months of the pandemic, businesses attempted to make their newly virtual events memorable experiences. As in-person events have made their way back onto people’s calendars, these same businesses are now searching for ways to make their next in-person event immersive while exceeding industry standards.  Luckily, businesses have plenty of ways they can plan a memorable event, regardless of the audience size or location. To help, 10 members of Rolling Stone Culture Council offer tips to make your next event the talk of the online (and offline) sphere.

Starting a Business in 2021? Nine Great Reasons to Explore the Culture Space

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Launching your own business is a great way to influence serious change. With the economic turnover in 2020, many people who lost their jobs are now considering turning to entrepreneurship to get back on their feet. Starting a business is an exciting and empowering way to earn a living, and many who go down this path are drawn in by the promise of freedom and flexibility. However, entrepreneurship takes a lot of hard work, too, so it’s important to stay motivated and choose a field you know you’ll be passionate about for years to come. To help aspiring entrepreneurs stay focused and thrive, nine members of Rolling Stone Culture Council listed their reasons to start a business in the culture space this year and why.

Company details

misterpsychedelia LLC



Area of focus

Non Profit

Company size

2 - 10

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