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

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

‘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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Foals Find New Voice(s) on “Life Is Yours”

Foals‘ Yannis Philippakis and producer John Hill interviewed for the album, Life is Yours, forMix Magazine September 2022 Issue: Foals Reinvents Its Recording Process For Life Is Yours Frontman/producer Yannis Philippakis reveals … Continue reading

August 30, 2022 · Leave a comment

World of Profound Mysteries

Röyksopp‘s Svein Berge and Torbjørn Brundtland and visual artist Jonathan Zawada interviewed about their project, Profound Mysteries, for FLOOD Magazine: Röyksopp on Returning to the Accessible, Emotive, and Human World of Profound Mysteries … Continue reading

August 25, 2022 · Leave a comment

The Boss, Rick Ross Takes on Red Bull Symphonic

Show announcement story about Red Bull Symphonic with Rick Ross and Orchestra Noir for Red Bull: The Boss, Rick Ross Takes on Red Bull Symphonic Check out other Red Bull … Continue reading

August 25, 2022 · Leave a comment

Doves: Out of the Ashes

Doves‘ Andy Williams interviewed for Under the Radar Magazine 20th Anniversary Issue: Doves: Out of the Ashes Check out the Pictures of Lily Podcast episode on Doves.

August 12, 2022 · Leave a comment

Write, Score, Mix: Benjamin Wallfisch’s Dolby Atmos Playpen

Composer Benjamin Wallfisch interviewed about his The Scoring Lab studio for the cover is Mix Magazine August 2022 Issue: Write, Score, Mix!  Benjamin Wallfisch’s Dolby Atmos Playpen Check out the … Continue reading

July 28, 2022 · Leave a comment

20 Questions With Maxim of The Prodigy

Maxim of The Prodigy aka Double M interviewed about his “Lepidopterror” NFT collection in collaboration with Snowcrash and dropping on Crypto.com for Billboard/Billboard Dance: 20 Questions With Maxim of The … Continue reading

July 26, 2022 · Leave a comment

Nuno Bettencourt: ‘Everybody Said I Was Crazy’

Nuno Bettencourt interviewed for his inaugural Atlantis Concert for Earth event for SPIN: Nuno Bettencourt: ‘Everybody Said I Was Crazy’: The legendary guitarist and producer on creating the Atlantis Concert … Continue reading

July 21, 2022 · Leave a comment

Luke Steele Flies Solo

Luke Steele interviewed for his first solo album, Listen to the Water, for Mix Magazine July 2022 Issue: Luke Steele Flies Solo A Search For Tone on Listen to the Water Listen to … Continue reading

July 7, 2022 · Leave a comment

TRISHES Is Taking a Look Behind the Mask

Trish Hosein aka TRISHES interviewed for FLOOD 12: The Los Angeles Issue: Digital Edition Web Version: TRISHES Is Taking a Look Behind the Mask: Ahead of dropping the final record in her … Continue reading

June 23, 2022 · Leave a comment

Olivia Harrison: “I Wanted People To Know About George”

Olivia Harrison interviewed for her new book of poetry, Came the Lightening: Twenty Poems for George, for SPIN‘s Read Me series: Olivia Harrison: “I Wanted People To Know About George” Olivia … Continue reading

June 23, 2022 · Leave a comment

Why ‘Pam and Tommy’ Used Sebastian Stan’s Vocals Instead of Tommy Lee’s for Motley Crue Covers

Music supervisor Amanda Krieg Thomas interviewed about the music of the Hulu original series, Pam and Tommy for Variety June 15, 2022 Issue: Why ‘Pam and Tommy’ Used Sebastian Stan’s … Continue reading

June 16, 2022 · Leave a comment

Ann Wilson Is Still The Biggest Badass We Know

Ann Wilson (of Heart) interviewed about her album, Fierce Bliss, for SPIN On The Record series: Ann Wilson Is Still The Biggest Badass We Know We spoke with Ann about her … Continue reading

June 14, 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

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

Hitmaker of the Month: Producer Rogét Chahayed Is Flying High With Jack Harlow’s Chart-Topping ‘First Class’

Rogét Chahayed interviewed for Variety‘s Hitmaker of the Month: Hitmaker of the Month: Producer Rogét Chahayed Is Flying High With Jack Harlow’s Chart-Topping ‘First Class’ Check out a playlist of songs Rogét has … Continue reading

May 17, 2022 · Leave a comment

‘Russian Doll’ Music Supervisor on the Time-Traveling Cues of the ’70s and ’80s for Season 2

Music supervisor Brienne Rose interviewed about the needle drops on the second season of Netflix‘s Russian Doll for Variety April 20, 2022 Issue: Russian Doll Music Supervisor on the Time-Traveling Cues … Continue reading

April 22, 2022 · Leave a comment

Unraveling Röyksopp’s Profound Mysteries

Magne Lygner, executive managing partner and Lasse Cato, head of communications at film production company Bacon interviewed for their work with Röyksopp on their project, Profound Mysteries: Unraveling Röyksopp’s Profound Mysteries … Continue reading

April 21, 2022 · Leave a comment

What’s the Optimal Time for a Festival Performance? Don’t Sleep on the Sunset Slot at Coachella

Op-ed for Variety on what is the best timeslot at a music festival with input from Range Media Partners‘ Evan Winiker, United Talent Agency‘s Mike Guirguis and Moby: What’s the Optimal Time for a Festival … Continue reading

April 14, 2022 · Leave a comment

20 Questions With Richie Hawtin

Richie Hawtin interviewed for his album with Chilly Gonzales, Consumed in Key, for Billboard: 20 Questions With Richie Hawtin: Talks Unconventional Collaboration With Chilly Gonzales & Why ‘In a Way, It’s Always Been … Continue reading

April 1, 2022 · Leave a comment

Harry Styles’ ‘Sign of the Times’ Gets String Arrangement for ‘Bridgerton’ — How the Cover Came to Be

Angry Mob Music‘s co-founder/executive producer/senior director of creative, Sean Harrison, senior director of licensing and synchronization, Debra Delshad, and composer and performer Steve Horner, and music supervisor Justin Kamps interviewed … Continue reading

March 24, 2022 · Leave a comment

Meet Andre Oshea, The Digital Artist Making A Name For Himself In The Web3 World

3D animator Andre Oshea interviewed about his NFT collection for OneOf x GRAMMYS for Grammy.com: Meet Andre Oshea, The Digital Artist Making A Name For Himself In The Web3 World … Continue reading

March 22, 2022 · Leave a comment

Hitmaker of the Month: How Josh Gudwin’s ‘Mix Energy’ Helped Boost Justin Bieber’s ‘Ghost’

Josh Gudwin interviewed for Variety‘s Hitmaker of the Month: Hitmaker of the Month: How Josh Gudwin’s ‘Mix Energy’ Helped Boost Justin Bieber’s ‘Ghost’ Check out my previous stories on Josh here and … Continue reading

March 17, 2022 · Leave a comment

Meet Emonee LaRussa, The Digital And Visual Artist Taking The NFT World By Storm

Motion graphics artist Emonee LaRussa interviewed about her NFT collection for OneOf x GRAMMYS for GRAMMY.com: Meet Emonee LaRussa, The Digital And Visual Artist Taking The NFT World By Storm … Continue reading

March 15, 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

Self Esteem Is Finally Doing Things Her Way

Rebecca Lucy Taylor aka Self Esteem interviewed ahead of her mini-U.S. tour for FLOOD Magazine: Self Esteem Is Finally Doing Things Her Way Ahead of her performance at FLOODfest SXSW, … Continue reading

March 9, 2022 · Leave a comment

With ‘Yellowjackets’ and ‘Euphoria,’ Music Supervisor Jen Malone Has Become a Television Tastemaker

Jen Malone, Guild of Music Supervisor Awards 2022 double nominee (for Malcolm & Marie and Zola) interviewed for Variety March 2, 2022 Issue: With ‘Yellowjackets’ and ‘Euphoria,’ Music Supervisor Jen Malone Has Become … Continue reading

March 3, 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

IDLES Finds Room to Explore at Real World

IDLES‘s Mark Bowen and producer Kenny Beats interviewed about the recording of their album, Crawler, for Mix Magazine March 2022 Issue IDLES Find Room to Explore at Real World Support Crawler at IDLES’ Bandcamp.

February 28, 2022 · Leave a comment

With a Major Label Deal in the Rearview, L.A.’s Lo Moon Is Relishing Its Newfound Independence ‘And Having Way More Fun’

Lo Moon‘s Matt Lowell and Sam Stewart interviewed about their new album, A Modern Life, for Variety: With a Major Label Deal in the Rearview, L.A.’s Lo Moon Is Relishing … Continue reading

February 25, 2022 · Leave a comment

Johnny Marr on His New Double Album, Becoming James Bond’s Guitarist and Taking on the ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ Theme

Johnny Marr interviewed for his album, Fever Dreams Pt. I-IV, for Variety: Johnny Marr on His New Double Album, Becoming James Bond’s Guitarist and Taking on the ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ Theme Keep up … Continue reading

February 24, 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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