Lily Moayeri

music journalist since 1992 | educator since 2004 | podcaster since 2020 | Iranian American since birth

It’s Raining Rats: Royal & the Serpent Is Ready For Her Close Up

Ryan Santiago aka Royal and the Serpent interviewed for the cover of SPIN Magazine January Issue: It’s Raining Rats: Royal & the Serpent Is Ready For Her Close Up Check … Continue reading

January 26, 2023 · Leave a comment

‘Woman, Life, Freedom’: Hear a New Electronic Compilation From 12 Iranian Female Producers

News item on the release of Woman, Life, Freedom, a compilation of all original electronic music from Iranian female musicians for Billboard: ‘Woman, Life, Freedom’: Hear a New Electronic Compilation From … Continue reading

January 20, 2023 · Leave a comment

The Dual Shores of Eli Smart

Eli Smart interviewed for his Aloha Soul EP for FLOOD Magazine‘s Breaking series: The Dual Shores of Eli Smart On the heels of his new Aloha Soul EP, the musician/surfer talks splitting … Continue reading

January 17, 2023 · Leave a comment

Pictures of Lily Podcast: Episode 3.67: Dave Gahan

  In the 67th episode of the Picture of Lily Podcast, I talk about my two unusual encounters with Dave Gahan of Depeche Mode, whom I interviewed last year for Variety. … Continue reading

January 11, 2023 · Leave a comment

‘It Breaks My Heart’: Iranian Electronic Artists Dubfire, Lady Faith & Starfari on the Country’s Ongoing Protests & The Beauty of Their Culture

Dubfire, Lady Faith and Starfari interviewed about their experiences in Iran and what it means to be Iranian at the time of the current uprising in that country for Billboard: … Continue reading

January 11, 2023 · Leave a comment

TarantisT Call Out Against Injustices in Iran With Their Political Metal

Iranian metal band TarantisT interviewed about their protest music and activism for Alternative Press: TarantisT Call Out Against Injustices in Iran With Their Political Metal Keep up with TarantisT via their Instagram. … Continue reading

January 5, 2023 · Leave a comment

23 For 2023: Under the Radar Selects its Top Tips for the New Year

Write-up on Eli Smart for: 23 For 2023: Under the Radar Selects its Top Tips for the New Year Check out Eli on his YouTube channel.

December 28, 2022 · Leave a comment

SPIN Managing Editor Liza Lentini on Pretty Good Year: My Top Stories Of 2022

SPIN‘s managing editor Liza Lentini on Pretty Good Year: My Top Stories of 2022 which includes my piece on “Googoosh and the Daughters of the Revolution.” Check out Liza’s whole list: Pretty … Continue reading

December 23, 2022 · Leave a comment

Under the Radar’s Top 100 Albums of 2022

For Under the Radar Magazine‘s Top 100 Albums of 2022, write ups on: Tears for Fears The Tipping Point Spiritualized Everything Was Beautiful Suede Autofiction Phoenix Alpha Zulu

December 23, 2022 · Leave a comment

Female Executives of Iranian Descent Making an Impact in the Music Industry

Music executives Debra Delshad of Angry Mob Music, Izabelle Pourreza Wilson of Artium Music and Rebecca Sahim of SalXCo talk about their experiences being Iranian and the current upheavals in … Continue reading

December 16, 2022 · Leave a comment

Pictures of Lily Podcast: Episode 3.66: Googoosh

In the 66th episode of the Picture of Lily Podcast, I talk about my lifetime of connections with iconic Iranian signer Googoosh and how the effect of the current uprisings … Continue reading

December 14, 2022 · 1 Comment

Flood Magazine’s Best Albums of 2022

For Flood Magazine‘s The Best Albums of 2022 write-ups on: Royksopp Profound Mysteries I, II, III Arctic Monkeys The Car

December 12, 2022 · Leave a comment

Lily & Laurence Go To Berghain

Lily and Laurence Go To Berghain Personal essay on getting into Berlin‘s infamous Berghain nightclub with its stringent door policy and its reflection on my psychological state about aging for … Continue reading

December 2, 2022 · Leave a comment

BeatStars Is Making Bank for Its Stable of Music Creators

BeatStars‘ Abe Batshon and 1SRAEL interviewed for Variety Hitmakers 2022 Issue: BeatStars Is Making Bank for Its Stable of Music Creators Check out BeatStars.

December 2, 2022 · Leave a comment

Variety Hitmakers 2022: Neelam Thadhani and Chris Thomas

Managers Neelam Thadhani and Chris Thomas interviewed for their work on Jack Harlow‘s “First Class” and Lil Nas X and Jack Harlow‘s “Industry Baby” for Variety Hitmakers 2022 Issue

December 1, 2022 · Leave a comment

Variety Hitmakers 2022: Justin Tranter

Justin Tranter interviewed for his songwriting on Imagine Dragons‘ “Enemy” featuring J.I.D. for Variety Hitmakers 2022 Issue

December 1, 2022 · Leave a comment

Variety Hitmakers 2022: Sarah Hudson

Sarah Hudson interviewed for her songwriting on Dua Lipa‘s “Levitating” for Variety Hitmakers Issue

December 1, 2022 · Leave a comment

Variety Hitmakers 2022: Jasper Harris

Jasper Harris interviewed for his work on Jack Harlow‘s “First Class” for Variety Hitmakers 2022 Issue

December 1, 2022 · Leave a comment

Variety Hitmakers 2022: Clint Gibbs and Kalani Thompson

Mix engineers Clint Gibbs and Kalani Thompson interviewed for their work on Latto‘s “Big Energy” for Variety Hitmakers 2022 Issue

December 1, 2022 · Leave a comment

Variety Hitmakers 2022: Serban Ghenea

Serban Ghenea interviewed for his mixing on Imagine Dragons’ “Enemy” featuring J.I.D, the Weeknd’s “Save Your Tears,” the Kid Laroi and Justin Bieber’s “Stay” for Variety Hitmakers 2022 Issue Read my feature … Continue reading

December 1, 2022 · Leave a comment

Variety Hitmakers 2022: Rogét Chahayed

Rogét Chahayed interviewed for his work on Jack Harlow‘s “First Class” for Variety Hitmakers 2022 Issue Read my feature on Rogét Chahayed as Hitmaker of the Month.

December 1, 2022 · Leave a comment

Suede: Coming Up Again

Suede‘s Brett Anderson and Neil Codling interviewed for their album Autofiction, and their co-headlining tour of North America with the Manic Street Preachers for FLOOD Magazine: Suede: Coming Up Again … Continue reading

November 29, 2022 · Leave a comment

Guest on Don’t Kill the Vibe Podcast Speaking About Music and Politics in the Context of the Iran Revolution

Guested on an episode of Don’t Kill the Vibe Podcast speaking about music and politics, particularly in the context of the 2022 Iran Revolution with hosts Katie Bain and Zel McCarthy … Continue reading

November 15, 2022 · Leave a comment

Opening Up the Jaws of Love

Kelcey Ayer of Jaws of Love and Local Natives interviewed about his sophomore Jaws of Love album, Second Life, for FLOOD Magazine: Opening Up the Jaws of Love Kelcey Ayer of Local Natives dives into the … Continue reading

November 10, 2022 · Leave a comment

Pictures of Lily Podcast: Episode 3.65: Beth Orton

In the 65th episode of the Picture of Lily Podcast, I talk about my many years of many difference experiences with Beth Orton. Also, here is The Zitts song I talk … Continue reading

November 9, 2022 · Leave a comment

Hollywood’s New Leaders of 2022

Write-ups on MGM Studios VP Music Mandy Mamlet and SiriusXM program director Rida Naser for Variety November 9, 2022 Issue for Hollywood’s New Leaders of 2022:

November 9, 2022 · Leave a comment

20 Questions With Jean-Michel Jarre

Jean-Michel Jarre interviewed for his album, Oxymore, for Billboard: 20 Questions With Jean-Michel Jarre: ‘Electronic Music Has Really Been the Perfect Opportunity to Lead My Rebellion’ Watch the album trailer for Oxymore.

October 21, 2022 · Leave a comment

Classless Act Is More Than Just Swagger And Snarl

Classless Act‘s Derek Day and Franco Gravante interviewed for the release of the acoustic versions of songs from their debut album, Welcome to the Show, for SPIN: Classless Act Is More … Continue reading

October 21, 2022 · Leave a comment

Justin Tranter Welcomes Billy Porter, Imagine Dragons’ Dan Reynolds for Fourth Annual ‘Beyond’ Benefit; Raises $400,000 for LGBTQ Youth

Justin Tranter‘s Beyond benefit concert for GLAAD and Spirit Day covered for Variety: Justin Tranter Welcomes Billy Porter, Imagine Dragons’ Dan Reynolds for Fourth Annual ‘Beyond’ Benefit; Raises $400,000 for … Continue reading

October 20, 2022 · Leave a comment

Justin Bua Moves Seamlessly from 2D to Web3 and Back

Visual artist and entrepreneur Justin Bua interviewed about his upcoming book, Original Influencers, and pending metaverse, Buaverse, for Fine Art Globe: Justin Bua Moves Seamlessly from 2D to Web3 and Back. … Continue reading

October 19, 2022 · Leave a comment

15 Essential Iranian Protest Songs in the Wake of Mahsa Amini’s Death

Listicle of Iranian protest songs that have emerged in the wake of Mahsa Amini‘s death for Variety: 15 Essential Iranian Protest Songs in the Wake of Mahsa Amini’s Death

October 18, 2022 · Leave a comment

Destination Dancefloor

I gave “insider recommendations” for the Los Angeles section of Destination Dancefloor: A Global Atlas of Dance Music and Club Culture From London to Tokyo, Chicago to Berlin and Beyond … Continue reading

October 18, 2022 · Leave a comment

20 Questions With Kerri Chandler

Kerri Chandler interviewed for his album, Space and Places, for Billboard: 20 Questions With Kerri Chandler: How An Obsession With the Club World’s Best Sound Systems Forged the Icon’s Latest Album … Continue reading

October 13, 2022 · Leave a comment

Pictures of Lily Podcast: Episode 3.64: Sasha

In the 64th episode of the Picture of Lily Podcast, I talk about my 30 years of friendship and unique experiences with the man like Sasha. Listen here: Or on … Continue reading

October 12, 2022 · Leave a comment

Getting Caught Up in the Whirlwind with Gabriels

Gabriels‘ Ryan Hope interviewed for their debut album, Angels & Queens – Part I for FLOOD Magazine‘s Breaking Series: Getting Caught Up in the Whirlwind with Gabriels Phoning in from … Continue reading

October 12, 2022 · Leave a comment

Depeche Mode’s David Gahan on How Co-Founder Andrew Fletcher’s Death Affected New Album, ‘Memento Mori’

Depeche Mode‘s Dave Gahan interviewed ahead of the release of their album, Memento Mori, for Variety: Depeche Mode’s David Gahan on How Co-Founder Andrew Fletcher’s Death Affected New Album, ‘Memento … Continue reading

October 7, 2022 · Leave a comment

Desert Daze Festival Has Its Vibey, Happy Crowd Tripping on Tame Impala and King Gizzard (and on Gopher Holes, Too): Concert Review

Desert Daze 2022 reviewed for Variety: Desert Daze Festival Has Its Vibey, Happy Crowd Tripping on Tame Impala and King Gizzard (and on Gopher Holes, Too): Concert Review Check out images … Continue reading

October 4, 2022 · Leave a comment

Googoosh And The Daughters Of The Revolution

Personal essay about Iranian singer Googoosh, her lasting legacy and how she represents Iranian women, especially in the wake of Mahsa Amini‘s death and the protests in Iran for SPIN: … Continue reading

October 3, 2022 · Leave a comment

Sound for Film & TV Event at Sony Brings Out Mixers, Foley Artists, and The Whale Composer Rob Simonsen

Hosted the Composer’s Lounge at Mix Magazine‘s Mix Sound for Film & TV at Sony Pictures Studios event on September 24, 2022 moderating panels with Stuart Braithwaite of Mogwai about … Continue reading

September 30, 2022 · Leave a comment

The Creative Genius of Dave Stewart

Dave Stewart interviewed about his legendary career and for his album, Ebony McQueen, for the cover of Mix Magazine October 2022 Issue: The Creative Genius of Dave Stewart Artist, Producer and … Continue reading

September 29, 2022 · Leave a comment

Guest On Kaveh J.’s Screening Room Podcast Speaking About “Moonage Daydream” and Best Music Documentaries

Guested on an episode of Kaveh J.’s Screening Room podcast speaking about Moonage Daydream and the best music documentaries: Kaveh J.’s Screening Room: ”Moonage Daydream’ and the Best Modern Music Docs’ A … Continue reading

September 29, 2022 · Leave a comment

Hitmaker of the Month: Atlantic Records Group’s Aton Ben-Horin Rewrites the A&R Rulebook With Jax, JVKE, Producer Johnny Goldstein

Aton Ben-Horin interviewed for Variety‘s Hitmaker of the Month: Hitmaker of the Month: Atlantic Records Group’s Aton Ben-Horin Rewrites the A&R Rulebook With Jax, JVKE, Producer Johnny Goldstein Keep up with Aton’s moves … Continue reading

September 28, 2022 · Leave a comment

Ramy (Season Three)

Reviewed for Under the Radar Magazine: Ramy Season Three (Hulu) Watch the official Season Three trailer for Ramy.

September 28, 2022 · Leave a comment

Gorillaz Bring Out Beck, Tame Impala at Los Angeles Concert; Tell Hilarious Bad Bunny Story During Q&A

Recap of Gorillaz special performance at Los Angeles’ Kia Forum and Cracker Island album playback and Q&A with Damon Albarn, Jamie Hewlett and Greg Kurstin at Henson Recording Studios for Variety: Gorillaz … Continue reading

September 26, 2022 · Leave a comment

Pictures of Lily Podcast: Episode 3.63: Massive Attack

In the 63rd episode of the Picture of Lily Podcast, I talk about my experiences with the only one of their kind, Massive Attack. Here is the Regal Standard single … Continue reading

September 14, 2022 · Leave a comment

Reboot (Hulu)

Reviewed for Under the Radar: Reboot (Hulu)

September 12, 2022 · Leave a comment

Swedish House Mafia and IKEA Unveil Joint Product Line at Hollywood Launch Event

Launch party for IKEA x Swedish House Mafia‘s limited-edition collection, Obergränsad, covered for Variety: Swedish House Mafia and IKEA Unveil Joint Product Line at Hollywood Launch Event More details on Obergränsad collection … Continue reading

September 8, 2022 · Leave a comment

Living Legends: How Roxy Music Went From “Inspired Amateurs” To Art Rock Pioneers

Roxy Music‘s Phil Manzanera interviewed for the reissues of the band’s discography ahead of their North American tour for GRAMMY: Living Legends: How Roxy Music Went From “Inspired Amateurs” To … Continue reading

September 7, 2022 · Leave a comment

Tell Me Lies (Hulu)

Reviewed for Under the Radar: Tell Me Lies (Hulu) Watch the official trailer.

September 7, 2022 · Leave a comment

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  • Pictures of Lily Podcast: Episode 3.67: Dave Gahan January 12, 2023
      In the 67th episode of the Picture of Lily Podcast, I talk about my two unusual encounters with Dave Gahan of Depeche Mode, whom I interviewed last year for Variety. … Continue reading → The post Pictures of Lily Podcast: Episode 3.67: Dave Gahan appeared first on Lily Moayeri.
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  • Pictures of Lily Podcast: Episode 3.66: Googoosh December 15, 2022
    In the 66th episode of the Picture of Lily Podcast, I talk about my lifetime of connections with iconic Iranian signer Googoosh and how the effect of the current uprisings … Continue reading → The post Pictures of Lily Podcast: Episode 3.66: Googoosh appeared first on Lily Moayeri.
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  • Pictures of Lily Podcast: Episode 3.65: Beth Orton November 10, 2022
    In the 65th episode of the Picture of Lily Podcast, I talk about my many years of many difference experiences with Beth Orton. Also, here is The Zitts song I talk … Continue reading → The post Pictures of Lily Podcast: Episode 3.65: Beth Orton appeared first on Lily Moayeri.
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