Lily Moayeri

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

Glam the Justin Tranter Way

Fifth installment of my column for SPIN called “The Essentials” where artists provide an annotated non-music list of essential items, featuring songwriter extraordinaire, Justin Tranter: Glam the Justin Tranter Way Whether it’s attire, accessories, makeup, … Continue reading

September 26, 2023 · Leave a comment

Want To Live Like Duran Duran’s John Taylor? Here’s How

Fourth installment of my column for SPIN called “The Essentials” where artists provide an annotated non-music list of essential items, featuring Duran Duran‘s John Taylor: Want To Live Like Duran Duran’s John Taylor? Here’s … Continue reading

August 23, 2023 · Leave a comment

Tom Tom Club’s Chris Frantz On Paris, Pizza & Other Alt Essentials

Third installment of my column for SPIN called “The Essentials” where artists provide an annotated non-music list of essential items, featuring Talking Heads and Tom Tom Club‘s Chris Frantz: Tom Tom Club’s … Continue reading

July 24, 2023 · Leave a comment

Flood Magazine’s The Best Albums of 2023 (So Far)

For FLOOD Magazine‘s The Best Albums of 2023 (So Far) write-up on: Yves Tumor Praise a Lord Who Chews but Which Does Not Consume; (Or Simply, Hot Between Worlds)

July 5, 2023 · Leave a comment

World Traveler Belinda Carlisle Picks Her 10 Essential Cities Across The Globe

Second installment of my column for SPIN called “The Essentials” where artists provide an annotated non-music list of essential items, featuring The Go-Go’s Belinda Carlisle: World Traveler Belinda Carlisle Picks … Continue reading

June 21, 2023 · Leave a comment

The Essentials: Greta Van Fleet’s Sam Kiszka Talks Trees, Tequila & Tofu

Premiere installment of my new column for SPIN called “The Essentials” where artists provide an annotated non-music list of essential items, kicking off with Greta Van Fleet‘s Sam Kiszka: The … Continue reading

May 22, 2023 · Leave a comment

Variety’s Legal Impact Report 2023: Meet Hollywood’s Top Entertainment Dealmakers and Litigators

Profiled music attorneys Jason Boyarski, Eugene Salomon, Jr., Ethan Schiffres, Donald S. Passman, David Lande, David Byrnes, Paul Rothenberg, Jeremy Mohr, Josh Binder, Bobby Rosenbloum, Jess Rosen, Jeff Biederman, Steve … Continue reading

April 19, 2023 · Leave a comment

Myke Towers, Ivy Queen and Vivian Tu Among Creatives Celebrated in Variety’s Miami Entertainment Impact Report

Profiled Miami music executives Nelson Albareda, Miguel Lua, Gustavor Menendez, Lex Borrero and Tainy, Mia Nygren, AJ Ramos, and Laura Tesoriero for the Miami Entertainment Impact Report for Variety April 11, 2023 Issue: Myke Towers, … Continue reading

April 11, 2023 · Leave a comment

Guild of Music Supervisors Gives Top Honors to ‘Everything Everywhere,’ ‘Elvis,’ ‘Stranger Things’ and More

Recap of the 13th annual Guild of Music Supervisors Awards at the Wiltern for Variety: Guild of Music Supervisors Gives Top Honors to ‘Everything Everywhere,’ ‘Elvis,’ ‘Stranger Things’ and More … Continue reading

March 6, 2023 · Leave a comment

From Abby Ajayi to Rosalía: Meet Variety’s Impactful International Women of 2023

Profiled international women Anitta, Karima Damir, Kazia Davy, Leila Oliveira, Vanessa Picken, Marie-Anne Robert, Rosalia  and the women of Wasserman Music for Variety March 1, 2023 Issue: From Abby Ajayi to Rosalía: Meet Variety’s Impactful International … Continue reading

March 1, 2023 · Leave a comment

10 Music Supervisors to Watch in 2023: From ‘Yellowjackets’ to ‘Call of Duty’

Profiled music supervisors Becky Bentham, Mike Caroleo, Jillian Ennis, Evelin Garcia, Bruce Gilbert, Lauren Mikus, Michael Hill, Whitney Pilzer, Henry van Roden, Nicole Weisberg, Brandon Young and Ryan Tomlin profiled … Continue reading

February 22, 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

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

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

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

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

Inside Imagine Dragons’ Biggest Hits

Imagine Dragons‘ Dan Reynolds interviewed about the band’s biggest hits to date after the release of their latest album, Mercury — Acts 1&2, for Recording Academy/GRAMMY: Inside Imagine Dragons’ Biggest Hits: Dan Reynolds … Continue reading

August 5, 2022 · Leave a comment

10 Things We Learned At “An Evening With LeAnn Rimes” At The GRAMMY Museum

Ten things learned from “An Evening With LeAnn Rimes” during her public program at the GRAMMY Museum on May 31, 2022 for The Recording Academy/GRAMMY: 10 Things We Learned At … Continue reading

June 3, 2022 · Leave a comment

The Best YA Abduction Stories

Listicle of current top young adult abduction stories for Book and Film Globe: The Best YA Abduction Stories Teens love the genre, as long as the abductees eventually escape  

May 24, 2022 · Leave a comment

Power of Women New York 2022: Music Executives Making an Impact Include Kara DioGuardi, SB Projects’ Jules Ferree

  Write ups on Jules Ferree of SB Projects, Lanre Gaba of Atlantic Records, Daisy Hoffman and Mallory Smith of Wasserman Music, Stephanie LaFera of WME, and Carolyn Williams and Camille Yorick of RCA Records for Variety Power of Women … Continue reading

May 4, 2022 · Leave a comment

The 15 Most Essential Music Bios (and Autobiographies) So Far This Century

For The A.V. Club‘s The 15 Most Essential Music Bios (and Autobiographies) So Far This Century write-ups on: The Go-Gos’ Kathy Valentine All I Ever Wanted and Michelle Zauner aka Japanese Breakfast Crying in H … Continue reading

April 6, 2022 · Leave a comment

The Undeniable Appeal of the YA Whodunnit

Listicle of current top young adult mysteries for Book and Film Globe: The Undeniable Appeal of the YA Whodunnit Just as mysterious as adult cozies, but not as self-absorbed

March 23, 2022 · Leave a comment

10 Music Supervisors to Watch in 2022

Profiled music supervisors Tiffany Anders, Matt Biffa, Stephanie Diaz-Matos, Matthew Hearon-Smith and Chris Mollere for Variety March 8, 2022 Issue: Music Supervisors to Watch in 2022: From ‘Ted Lasso’ Team to ‘Sex Education’ Soundtracker … Continue reading

March 3, 2022 · Leave a comment

10 Ways to Support Women Musicians & Creators Year-Round

Listicle of 10 ways to support women in music all year-round, not just during Women’s History Month for Grammy: 10 Ways to Support Women Musicians & Creators Year-Round  

March 1, 2022 · Leave a comment

‘Pam and Tommy’s’ Best Music Moments So Far: From Dusty Springfield to Nine Inch Nails

Listicle of the best needle drops on Hulu‘s original series Pam and Tommy for Variety: Pam and Tommy’s Best Music Moments So Far: From Dusty Springfield to Nine Inch Nails … Continue reading

February 2, 2022 · Leave a comment

The Best Literature We Read in 2021

For Book and Film Globe‘s The Best Literature We Read in 2021 write-up on Jessica Anya Blau‘s Mary Jane: The Best Literature We Read in 2021 Our critics pick the books that affected them … Continue reading

December 30, 2021 · Leave a comment

Tune In, Turn On: The Best Music Docs of 2021

Listicle of the 12 best music documentaries and music docu-series to stream over the 12 day of Christmas for Rock and Roll Globe: Tune In, Turn On: The Best Music Docs … Continue reading

December 28, 2021 · Leave a comment

The Best Albums of 2021: The Ballots

The ballots submitted by us critics for The A.V. Club‘s The 20 Best Albums of 2021 My personal ballot Check out The 20 Best Albums list here.

December 23, 2021 · Leave a comment

The 20 Best Albums of 2021

For The A.V. Club‘s The 20 Best Albums of 2021 write-ups on: Silk Sonic An Evening with Silk Sonic and Jungle Loving in Stereo Check out the whole list here. Check out … Continue reading

December 23, 2021 · Leave a comment

22 For 2022: Under the Radar Selects its Top Tips for the New Year

Write-up on RIVER for: 22 For 2022: Under the Radar Selects its Top Tips for the New Year Check out RIVER’s videos on their YouTube channel.

December 22, 2021 · Leave a comment

From ‘BoJack Horseman’ to ‘WandaVision,’ 10 Standout Theme Songs of the Streaming Era

Listicle of the best theme songs for the streaming age for Variety: From ‘BoJack Horseman’ to ‘WandaVision,’ 10 Standout Theme Songs of the Streaming Era

December 21, 2021 · Leave a comment

Best of 2021: Five Albums Lily Moayeri Has Been Rocking Out to this Year

Compiled a list of five albums I have been rocking out to in 2021 for New Noise Magazine: Best of 2021: Five Albums Lily Moayeri Has Been Rocking Out to … Continue reading

December 16, 2021 · Leave a comment

Flood Magazine’s Best Albums of 2021

For Flood Magazine‘s The Best Albums of 2021 write-up on: Billie Eilish Happier Than Ever

December 15, 2021 · Leave a comment

The Best Music Books of the Year

Compiled a list of the best music-related books of the year as a holiday gift guide for Book and Film Globe: The Best Music Books of the Year A Holiday Shopping … Continue reading

December 15, 2021 · Leave a comment

Variety Hitmakers 2021: Yeti Beats

Yeti Beats interviewed for his production on Doja Cat’s “Kiss Me More” featuring SZA for Variety Hitmakers Issue 2021

December 2, 2021 · Leave a comment

Variety Hitmakers 2021: Serban Ghenea

Serban Ghenea interviewed for his mixing on The Weeknd’s “Save Your Tears” and “Blinding Lights”; Doja Cat’s “Kiss Me More” featuring SZA; Lil Nas X’s “Montero (Call Me by Your … Continue reading

December 2, 2021 · Leave a comment

Variety Hitmakers 2021: Rogét Chahayed

Rogét Chahayed interviewed for his production on Doja Cat’s “Kiss Me More” featuring SZA for Variety Hitmakers Issue 2021

December 2, 2021 · Leave a comment

Variety Hitmakers 2021: Liana Banks

Liana Banks interviewed for her songwriting on Saweetie’s “Best Friend” featuring Doja Cat for Variety Hitmakers Issue 2021

December 2, 2021 · Leave a comment

Variety Hitmakers 2021: Lydia Asrat, Gordan Dillard, Wassim “Sal” Slaiby and Josh Kaplan

Lydia Asrat, Gordan Dillard, Wassim “Sal” Slaiby and Josh Kaplan of SalXCo, 10Q Management interviewed for their work on Doja Cat’s “Kiss Me More” featuring SZA Saweetie’s “Best Friend” featuring … Continue reading

December 2, 2021 · Leave a comment

Power of Women 2021: The L.A.-Based Female Music Executives Making an Impact

Write ups on Biz 3‘s Kathryn Frazier, Universal Music Publishing Group‘s Jody Gerson, Universal Music Group‘s Celine Joshua, LaPolt Law‘s Dina LaPolt and Warner Chappell Music‘s Carianne Marshall for Variety Power of Women 2021 Issue September 29, 2021 as … Continue reading

September 29, 2021 · Leave a comment

A Realistic List of Books You Can Get Young Adults To Actually Finish

Listicle of young adults books that you can get young adults to actually finish for Book and Film Globe: A Realistic List of Books You Can Get Young Adults To … Continue reading

August 23, 2021 · Leave a comment

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  • Pictures of Lily Podcast: Episode 4.74: The Verve August 10, 2023
    In the 74th episode of the Pictures of Lily Podcast, I talk about my multiple experiences with The Verve and later, Richard Ashcroft. Listen here: Or on your preferred podcast … Continue reading → The post Pictures of Lily Podcast: Episode 4.74: The Verve appeared first on Lily Moayeri.
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    In the 73rd episode of the Pictures of Lily Podcast, I talk about my one-time experience with Christine and the Queens when I interviewed him for the cover of FLOOD … Continue reading → The post Pictures of Lily Podcast: Episode 4.73: Christine and the Queens appeared first on Lily Moayeri.
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    In the 72nd episode of the Pictures of Lily Podcast, I talk about my brief but unforgettable experiences with Robert Smith and The Cure. If you’d like to access my … Continue reading → The post Pictures of Lily Podcast: Episode 4.72: The Cure appeared first on Lily Moayeri.
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