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: Axcess (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 host and co-produce a music commentary podcast called Pictures of Lily Podcast about my experience interviewing musicians and music-related people. Published every two weeks, the podcast is available on all podcast platforms as well as on SoundCloud and YouTube. There is a Pictures of Lily Podcast Playlist for the music heard on the Pictures of Lily Podcast on Spotify and YouTube.

I also write about television, art and fashion. I have provided long lasting biographies and fully explanatory press releases for both major labels and independent artists. I am 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 2012 I was a panelist at Amsterdam Dance Event, speaking on the United States of EDM panel. This was my second time as special guest of the conference, the first being in 2006 where I spoke on the US panel as a freelance music journalist. 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 the University of Southern California, 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 TrojanM.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.

The song this site 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

  3. site
    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.

  6. Pingback: The Who @ Staples Center « Pictures Of Lily

  7. Pingback: Running Around Los Angeles Week Of January 25, 2013 « Pictures Of Lily

  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

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Pictures of Lily Twitter

Pictures of Lily Instagram

RSS Pictures of Lily Podcast

  • Pictures of Lily Podcast: Episode 1.13: Moby June 3, 2020
    In the 13th episode of the Pictures of Lily Podcast, I talk about my experience behind the scenes of interviewing Moby about his album, All Visible Objects, for Variety. Listen on your … Continue reading →
    Lily Moayeri
  • Pictures of Lily Podcast: Episode 1.12: MK May 20, 2020
    In the 12th episode of the Pictures of Lily Podcast, I talk about my experience behind the scenes of interviewing Marc Kinchen aka MK for the cover of DJ Times Magazine Spring … Continue reading →
    Lily Moayeri
  • Pictures of Lily Podcast: Episode 1.11: LA Originals May 6, 2020
    In the 11th episode of the Pictures of Lily Podcast, I talk about my experience behind the scenes of interviewing Mister Cartoon and Estevan Oriol about their Netflix documentary, LA … Continue reading →
    Lily Moayeri
%d bloggers like this: