Lily Moayeri

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

Kat Calls Lily Moayeri

Join me and writer extraordinaire Kat Bein on her live video Q&A show which streams on YouTube and Twitch. You can watch the episode after it airs here. Subscribe to … Continue reading

April 29, 2024 · Leave a comment

Digitalia and the Archives

Moderator for the “Digitalia and the Archives” panel at Pop Conference 2024 with panelists Michaelangelo Matos, Tamara Palmer and Zoey Greenwald on March 7, 2024 at 1PM at USC Thornton … Continue reading

February 22, 2024 · Leave a comment

Artists and Content Creators’ Impact & Social Responsibilities in a World of AI and Information

Panelist on “Artists and Content Creators’ Impact & Social Responsibilities in a World of AI and Information” featuring Antonio Teoli of Andromeda Sound, Mika Abadie aka Born Dirty and Paul … Continue reading

January 20, 2024 · Leave a comment

Author event! Piper Ferguson with Lily Moayeri

Join me and photographer Piper Ferguson for an in-person author event speaking about her book, Indie/Seen at Zibby’s Bookshop in Santa Monica on January 17, 2024 at 6PM Pacific, or you … Continue reading

January 16, 2024 · Leave a comment

The Best Music Books of 2023

Listicle of the 20 best music books of 2023 for FLOOD Magazine: The Best Music Books of 2023 From intimate memoirs, to photo-heavy coffee table books, to graphic novel biographies, we … Continue reading

December 18, 2023 · Leave a comment

The Revolution Will Be Taped

Excerpt from The Life, Death, and Afterlife of the Record Store: A Global History, the book in which I have a chapter, accompanied by a little background on the book on … Continue reading

July 18, 2023 · Leave a comment

How one Iranian-American teen’s bootleg mixtape circuit ‘allowed us to mainline Western entertainment once again’ (exclusive book excerpt)

Excerpt from The Life, Death, and Afterlife of the Record Store: A Global History, the book in which I have a chapter, accompanied by a little background information on me on … Continue reading

July 10, 2023 · Leave a comment

Is ChatGPT Really a Game-Changer — or a Race to the Bottom?

Interviewed by Michelle Nati for this comprehensive article on AI, specifically ChatGPT for Work + Money: Is ChatGPT Really a Game-Changer — or a Race to the Bottom?

May 1, 2023 · Leave a comment

The People of Iran Are Not Backing Down

Interviewed for Abraham Lincoln High School‘s newspaper, The Railsplitter, by sophomore journalism student Charlotte Ly, about my experiences growing up under the oppressive Islamic regime in Iran and activism during … Continue reading

March 29, 2023 · Leave a comment

A Lived History Presentation for “To Iran With Love” Art Gala

Lily Moayeri: A Lived History Presentation for United Iranian Americans‘ “To Iran With Love” art gala at Casa Madera in the Mondrian Hotel in West Hollywood on March 18, 2023. … Continue reading

March 18, 2023 · Leave a comment

The Heart and Resilience of Iran’s Dance Music Community

Interviewed by Harry Levin for this comprehensive article on Iran and electronic musicians for Beatportal: The Heart and Resilience of Iran’s Dance Music Community  

March 16, 2023 · Leave a comment

Music Journalism Insider: Lily Moayeri Interview

I was interviewed about my music journalism start, mentors, experiences, work process and advice for “Unwavering Conclusions,” the 162th edition of the Music Journalism Insider newsletter by longtime music journalist … Continue reading

February 13, 2023 · Leave a comment

Artist Spotlight: Thomas Schumacher

Thomas Schumacher interviewed for Gray Area‘s Artist Spotlight series: Thomas Schumacher  

February 9, 2023 · 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

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

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

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

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

Fifth Appearance on The Book and Film Globe Week in Review Podcast

Fifth appearance on the Book and Film Globe Week in Review Podcast #061 with editor Neal Pollack, speaking about Ms. Marvel versus The Boys, which should you watch with your … Continue reading

June 20, 2022 · Leave a comment

Lauren Spalding and the Rooftop Beginnings of Femme House

Lauren Spalding aka HERMIXALOT of Femme House interviewed for Festival Insider Veteran Tales: Lauren Spalding and the Rooftop Beginnings of Femme House

June 9, 2022 · Leave a comment

Visionary Women in Musical AI: Deep Dive into the Future of Music

Moderated the “Visionary Women in Musical AI: Deep Dive into the Future of Music” panel featuring Jessica Powell of Audioshake, Maya Ackerman of WaveAI, Lisa Mae Pegher of Splice and … Continue reading

June 3, 2022 · Leave a comment

The Many Lives of Dave Ralph

  Multi-hyphenate Dave Ralph interviewed for Festival Insider Veteran Tales: The Many Lives of Dave Ralph

May 31, 2022 · Leave a comment

Rob Machete: Keeping D&B Alive in North America

Rob Gonzalez aka Machete interviewed on the occasion of the 23rd anniversary of Los Angeles’ drum ‘n’ bass weekly party, Respect, for Festival Insider: Veteran Tales: Rob Machete Keeping D&B … Continue reading

March 9, 2022 · Leave a comment

Veteran Tales: Tom Astley-Williams

Tom Astley-Williams of L’Affaire Musicale interviewed about his 25+ years in electronic dance music for Festival Insider: Veteran Tales: Tom Astley-Williams

March 1, 2022 · Leave a comment

Veteran Tales: Richie Romero

Richie Romero nightlife guru of New York City interviewed about his 30+ years in the game and his new nightclub venture Nebula, for Festival Insider: Veteran Tales: Richie Romero

January 27, 2022 · Leave a comment

Fourth Appearance on The Book and Film Globe Week in Review Podcast

Fourth appearance on the Book and Film Globe Week in Review Podcast #018 speaking about A Realistic List of Books You Can Get Young Adults To Actually Finish. I’m on for 12 … Continue reading

August 30, 2021 · Leave a comment

Third Appearance on The Book and Film Globe Week in Review Podcast

Third appearance on the Book and Film Globe Week in Review Podcast #014 speaking about my investigative report on the documentary Summer of Soul. I’m on for 10 minutes at … Continue reading

August 2, 2021 · Leave a comment

Guest on the Under The Radar Podcast Episode “The Stories We Tell” With Celine Teo-Blockey

I was the guest on the Under the Radar Podcast mini-episode, “The Stories We Tell” with producer and host Celine Teo-Blockey where, in connection with the Lucy Dacus episode, we … Continue reading

July 29, 2021 · Leave a comment

Behind the Musical Magic of Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist

Behind the Musical Magic of Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist panel moderated for Guild of Music Supervisors 2021 Panel Series For Your Consideration featuring music supervisor Jen Ross, creator/showrunner/executive producer Austin Winsberg … Continue reading

June 30, 2021 · Leave a comment

In Conversation: Sparks and Director Edgar Wright on the Band’s Long Overdue Documentary

Ron and Russell Mael of Sparks and director Edgar Wright interviewed on camera about their documentary, The Sparks Brothers for FLOOD Magazine: In Conversation: Sparks and Director Edgar Wright on … Continue reading

June 18, 2021 · Leave a comment

Veteran Tales: Louis Diaz

Louis Diaz, Pacha Group’s Global Director of Music & Programming about this trajectory in hospitality and nightlife interviewed for Festival Insider: Veteran Tales: Louis Diaz

June 11, 2021 · Leave a comment

Winter Music Conference Virtual Edition: Closing Keynote

Closing Keynote panel moderated for Winter Music Conference Virtual Edition 2021 featuring Susan Paley (DropLabs), Kevin Lin (Twitch), Arabian Prince (Inov8 Next) and Zach Katz (Raised in Space) on May 20, 2021 at … Continue reading

May 20, 2021 · Leave a comment

Second Appearance on The Book and Film Globe Week in Review Podcast

Second appearance on the Book and Film Globe‘s The Week in Review podcast recorded live on Clubhouse, I’m at 51 minutes and 15 seconds:

May 9, 2021 · Leave a comment

First Appearance on The Book and Film Globe Week in Review Podcast

First appearance on the Book and Film Globe‘s The Week in Review podcast recorded live on Clubhouse: The Book and Film Globe Week in Review PodcastThe second edition of our … Continue reading

April 25, 2021 · Leave a comment

Veteran Tales: Darren Traub

Entertainment attorney Darren Traub of WWE interviewed about the trajectory of his career in music, gaming, esports, technology and wrestling for Festival Advisor: Veteran Tales: Darren Traub Keep up with … Continue reading

April 14, 2021 · Leave a comment

Guest On Kaveh J.’s Screening Room Podcast Speaking About HBO’s “Betty”

Guested on an episode of Kaveh J.’s Screening Room podcast speaking about HBO’s Betty: Discussing 2020’s Most Underrated TV Series, “Betty” Follow Kaveh J.’s Screening Room on Anchor, or your … Continue reading

March 25, 2021 · Leave a comment

Veteran Tales: Rida Naser

SiriusXM‘s Rida Naser interviewed about her ride in radio for Festival Advisor: Veteran Tales: Rida Naser Listen to Rida every weekday on SiriusXM’s BPM Channel.

March 8, 2021 · Leave a comment

Apple TV+ Composers Lounge Hosted for Mix Sound for Film and TV Awards Season

 Mix Presents Sound for Film and TV Awards Season Apple TV+ Composers Lounge hosted featuring interviews with Blake Neely (Greyhound), Phoenix (On The Rocks), Bruno Coulais (Wolfwalkers), Henry Jackman (Cherry) and … Continue reading

March 5, 2021 · Leave a comment

Terence Blanchard Interviewed for Mix Sound for Film and TV Awards Season

Terence Blanchard interviewed for Mix Presents Sound for Film and TV Awards Season Composer Profile: Da 5 Bloods – Presented by Netflix Watch the introduction for the virtual festival here.

March 5, 2021 · Leave a comment

50 Women of the Disco

I am one of the women featured in Disco Donnie Presents “50 Women of the Disco” a list of women who the longstanding promotor highlights as “powerhouses who are trailblazing … Continue reading

March 4, 2021 · Leave a comment

Veteran Tales: Geronimo

SiriusXM‘s Geronimo interviewed ahead of bpm EMPOWERED Virtual Festival about his 30+ years in radio and his position as the senior director of programming for all of SiriusXM’s electronic and … Continue reading

December 14, 2020 · Leave a comment

She Said So Alternative Power 100 Music List 2020

I am an honoree at She Said So‘s Alternative Power 100 Music List 2020.Full list of She Said So Alternative Power 100 Music List 2020 here.

December 11, 2020 · Leave a comment

Disclosure Interviewed For Infinity Festival x Capitol Royale

Video interview with Disclosure for Capitol Royale as part of the “story enabled by technology” Infinity Festival Hollywood about the duo’s environmental proactivity and the virtual promotion of their latest … Continue reading

December 3, 2020 · Leave a comment

Variety Music for Screens: Music Supervisors Elite Round Table

Music Supervisors Elite Round Table panel moderated for Variety Music for Screens Week 2020 featuring Joel C. High, Jen Malone, Madonna Wade-Reed, Amanda Krieg-Thomas and Robin Urdang. Videos from all … Continue reading

December 2, 2020 · Leave a comment

Veteran Tales: George Stavro

Audio engineer George Stavro video interview and print interview for Festival Advisor about his 30+ years in the audio business: Veteran Tales: George Stavro Check out George’s company Sonic Lab … Continue reading

December 1, 2020 · Leave a comment

Laura Karpman Interviewed for Mix Sound for Film and TV Composer’s Lounge

Laura Karpman interviewed for Mix Sound for Film and TV: Composer’s Lounge, initially broadcast on September 25, 2020. Watch the introduction for the virtual conference here.

October 28, 2020 · 1 Comment

Will Bates Interviewed for Mix Sound for Film and TV Composer’s Lounge

Will Bates of Fall of Your Sword interviewed for Mix Sound for Film and TV: Composer’s Lounge, initially broadcast on September 25, 2020. Watch the introduction for the virtual conference … Continue reading

October 27, 2020 · 1 Comment

A Podcast As A Meaningful Culminating Project

Presentation for Learning Revolution‘s Home Learning Summit on “A Podcast As A Meaningful Culminating Project” with my colleague Marisa Crabtree. Make a copy of the Google Slides presentation here.Register for … Continue reading

October 25, 2020 · Leave a comment

Interviewed on Instagram Live by @AndyHermannLA for Grammy Camp

Interviewed on Instagram Live by Andy Hermann, one of my top five best editors of all time, for a session of his music journalism career track for Grammy Camp. View … Continue reading

July 17, 2020 · Leave a comment

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