Lily Moayeri

music journalist since 1992 teacher since 2004 blogger since 2012 podcaster since 2020


Lily @ CC

I have been a music journalist since 1992. Over the years I have contributed to numerous publications including, but not limited to, in alphabetical order: Access (where I was music editor),, American Eagle Outfitters (catalog), Anthem, A.V. Club, BAM,, Bassrush, The Bay Bridged, the Big Issue, Bikini, Billboard, Black Book, Blue, Bop!, Boxx, BPM, Buzzoom, C16, Caffeine, Campus Circle,, ChinaShop, Chord, Creative Loafing Atlanta, Crunch, Detour, DJ Mag, DJ Times,, Drum!, DVox, East Bay Express, EDM, EDMBiz, EQ, Electronic Musician, Elektro, FACTmag, Fader, Filter, Flaunt (where I had a monthly column), Flood, Future Music, (where I was content managing editor), Guitar One, Hits, Hypno (where I had a regular column), IE, IFuse, Insomniac, IQ, Juice, Keyboard, LA Weekly, Launch/Yahoo,com, Los Angeles Magazine, Los Angeles Times, Los Anjealous, Lotus (where I was contributing editor),, Mean, Mean Street, Miami New Times, Mix, Mixer, Mixmag, Modern Luxury Hawaii, MTV Online, New Noise, New Times Los Angeles, NPR, Nylon, Paper, Planet,, Remix, Request,, Rock and Roll Globe,,, Smug, Soma, Soundctrl, (where I also had a daily two-hour radio show with Mick Cole called “The Lick”), SF Weekly, Speak, Stop Smiling, Surface, Synthesis, Thump, UDJ, Under The Radar (where I am television editor), URB, Variety, Venice, Venus,, Virtually Alternative.

I also write about television, and to a lesser degree about art and fashion. I have provided long lasting biographies and fully explanatory press releases for both major labels and independent artists. In 2005 I functioned as a contributing editor to the textbook, The Guerilla Guide To The Music Business, which is currently being used at the University of Westminster in London, England (and is available as a Google Book).

In 2006 I was a panelist at the Amsterdam Dance Event, speaking on the US panel as a freelance music journalist. In 2012 I was once again a panelist at ADE, speaking on the United States of EDM panel. In 2011 and 2012 I was a panelist at the Arts and Entertainment RadioIntercollegiate Broadcasting System West Coast Conference on the New Technology panel the first year and on the Role Of Women In Media and Radio Careers, Education & Show Production panels the second year. Also in 2011, I participated on a music journalist panel for the Entertainment Publicists Professional Society.

I have three graduate degrees: M.A. in Political Economy and Public Policy from USC, which I completed in order to avoid joining the workforce–this is also where I got my start in music journalism on the school newspaper, The Daily Trojan, M.Ed. Single Subject Teaching Credential from National University, which I completed in order to plunge myself in at the deep end of the workforce as a mathematics instructor and finally, M.A. in Education with an Option for Librarianship from California State University Long Beach in order to fulfill my lifelong dream of becoming a librarian. The question I get asked the most is if I “shush” people in the library. The answer is no, it’s not a library in the Fifties. Enjoy some short clips from the classic Seinfeld episode, “The Librarian” here with Jerry and Kramer and here with Mr. Bookman.

This blog functions as an aggregator of my writings from various outlets. Plus, you can spy on my travels if you like.

The song this blog is named after: “Pictures Of Lily” by The Who.

9 comments on “About

  1. real mole?
    April 5, 2012

    you sound totally awesome!

  2. Hadar
    May 5, 2012

    I think this is one of the most significant info for me. And i’m glad rnieadg your article. But should remark on some general things, The site style is perfect, the articles is really great : D. Good job, cheers

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    May 25, 2012

    This website has lots of extremely helpful information on it. Thanks for informing me.

  4. Safiya
    June 16, 2012

    Hey Lily, I’m excited to have come across your site as it was solely from something that you purchased (lip gloss)and left a comment about & I felt the need to ask you questions about it. I look forward to really getting to know you more by your site and your music reviews!

  5. Stefan Neumann
    September 6, 2012

    I think that for someone that sits on their ass watching TV all day and then writing about it, you seem to have an exceptionally high opinion of yourself. Take this quote for example ‘This has resulted in my being tagged with the “tastemaker” label, which I have been told means I write about stuff that people don’t know about yet and in the process give it the stamp of trendiness. What I’ve noticed is once it becomes trendy enough for the general public to be aware of it, I have either lost interest, or it has lost interest in me.’ – aside from being toe-curlingly gratuitous, it also shows a self regard of grotesque proportions. These egomaniacal bleatings are very seldom read, and never commented on. Get over yourself. 246 likes, hardly any followers – it’s hardly as grandiose as the puff piece above would like to make out.
    Less hyperbole and more watchingtvthenwritingaboutit please.

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  8. ucity88
    March 15, 2014

    I shush people in the library…I want SILENCE when I’m librarying!

  9. Arch K
    September 29, 2014

    God– read your review/promo/ad of/for Sam Smith and have to say. Could the publishing-recording complex pick a more boring “man” l to push down our throats. You see this mofo everywhere as some kind of next big thing. Listening to his records are like going to an insurance seminar but the “complex” finds him marketable as a clean-cut homosexual so you tell people to buy his records. You like he, are a sellout who doesn’t want the world to have any dangerous, or existentially meaningful music only gay, boring shit that could be played as background music during an insurance seminar. FUCK YOU!!!! Something just connected when I read your review that you–as a smiling rat-like, minion–are everything that is wrong with this sterile, impotent world we live in. There are a thousand better, more interesting, singers out there but we have to have this dull cocksucker pushed down our throats

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