Lily Moayeri

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

Flood Magazines’s Best Albums of 2021 (So Far)

For Flood Magazine‘s The Best Albums of 2021 (So Far) write-up on: King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard Butterfly 3000

July 6, 2021 · Leave a comment

Who Can Play Boy George in ‘Karma Chameleon’ Movie? Adam Lambert, Olly Alexander and 3 More Worth Considering

Op-ed on who should play Boy George in his upcoming biopic, Karma Chameleon for Variety: Who Can Play Boy George in ‘Karma Chameleon’ Movie? Adam Lambert, Olly Alexander and 3 … Continue reading

May 12, 2021 · Leave a comment

Power of Women: The New York-Based Music Executives Making an Impact

Write-ups on Warner Music Group‘s Oana Ruxandra, RCA Records‘ Sam Selolwane and The Davis Firm‘s Kim Youngberg for Variety Power of Women in Comedy Issue May 5, 2021 as part of … Continue reading

May 6, 2021 · Leave a comment

10 Music Supervisors To Watch In 2021

Profiled 10 music supervisors to watch for Variety 8 April 2020 Issue: 10 Music Supervisors To Watch In 2021

April 9, 2021 · Leave a comment

Ranked: Oasis’ Discography Inclusive of Studio, Live and Compilation Albums

All Oasis’ albums: studio, live and compilation, ranked for Under the Radar: Ranked: Oasis’ Discography Inclusive of Studio, Live and Compilation Albums

April 6, 2021 · Leave a comment

A Year in Lockdown Here Are the Series That Got Television Editor, Lily Moayeri Through Pandemic

Listicle for Under the Radar: A Year in Lockdown, Here Are The Series That Got Television Editor, Lily Moayeri, Through Pandemic

March 16, 2021 · Leave a comment

The Things That Got Us Through the Pandemic Year

Contributed my experience watching Liam Gallagher‘s livestream “Down by the River” to a collection of “things that got us through the pandemic year” for Book and Film Globe: Things That … Continue reading

March 11, 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

The Best Young Adult Nonfiction for Women’s History Month

Listicle of young adult nonfiction titles for Women’s History Month for Book and Film Globe: The Best Young Adult Nonfiction for Women’s History MonthFrom scientists to activists to singers, these … Continue reading

March 2, 2021 · Leave a comment

An Exciting Year For Black Young Adult Authors

Listicle of returning Black young adult authors for Book and Film Globe: An Exciting Year For Black Young Adult AuthorsGreat new narratives from returning favorites

February 18, 2021 · Leave a comment

Ten Great Young-Adult Fiction Debuts for the Next Two Months

Listicle of young adult authors whose debut books are being released in February and March 2021 for Book and Film Globe: Ten Great Young-Adult Fiction Debut for the Next Two … Continue reading

February 8, 2021 · Leave a comment

Under the Radar’s Top 100 Albums of 2020

For Under the Radar’s Top 100 Albums of 2020 write ups on: 12. Doves The Universal Want 15. JARV IS… Beyond The Pale 21. Tame Impala The Slow Rush 25. … Continue reading

January 15, 2021 · Leave a comment

Under the Radar’s 2020 Holiday Gift Guide Part 6: Books and Graphic Novels

Write-up on Norman Reedus Portraits from the Woods book of photography for: Under the Radar’s 2020 Holiday Gift Guide Part 6:Books and Graphic NovelsFor Your Reading Pleasure Featuring Books for … Continue reading

December 20, 2020 · Leave a comment

21 For 2021: Under the Radar Selects Its Top Tips For The New Year

Write-up on SG Lewis for: 21 For 2021: Under the Radar Selects Its Top Tips For The New Year Check out SG’s complete playlist on Spotify.

December 19, 2020 · Leave a comment

The 2020 FLOOD Holiday Gifts That Give Back Guide

Compiled a list of organizations, non-profits and charities who are by supporting and aiding music workers, either through product sales ranging from books, magazines, prints, apparel and more, or direct … Continue reading

December 15, 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

Flood Magazine’s The Best Albums Of 2020

For Flood Magazine‘s The Best Albums of 2020 write-up on:

December 8, 2020 · Leave a comment

Save Our Stages: Los Angeles

Write-ups on some of the legendary music spaces in Los Angeles that are part of the National Independent Venue Association and its #SaveOurStages initiative for New Noise Magazine: Save Our Stages: … Continue reading

July 8, 2020 · Leave a comment

20 Revelations from “Coachella: 20 Years In the Desert”

Listicle on the documentary Coachella: 20 Years in the Desert for Flood Magazine: 20 Revelations from Coachella: 20 Years In the Desert On the day Coachella 2020 should have been kicking off, … Continue reading

April 10, 2020 · Leave a comment

DJ Mag Top 100 Clubs 2020: Exchange, Academy, Avalon, Encore, Ce La Vi

Write up on Exchange (#13), Academy (#44), Avalon (#48), Encore Beach Club (#76) and Cé La Vi (#79) for DJ Mag Top 100 Clubs 2020  

April 6, 2020 · Leave a comment

Under the Radar’s Top 100 Albums of 2019

For Under the Radar’s Top 100 Albums of 2019 write ups on 12. Bat for Lashes Lost Girls 34. Michael Kiwanuka Kiwanuka 46. Sasami Sasami 49. Hayden Thorpe Diviner 59. Billie Eilish When … Continue reading

December 31, 2019 · Leave a comment

Rock & Roll Globe Presents The 30 Best Albums of 2019: Raphael Saadiq: Jimmy Lee

Write up on Raphael Saadiq‘s album, Jimmy Lee, forRock and Roll Globe Presents The 30 Best Albums of 2019 Raphael Saadiq: Jimmy Lee Watch the Jimmy Lee documentary via Raphael Saadiq’s YouTube channel.

December 31, 2019 · 1 Comment

Variety Hitmakers: Angie Pagano, GM

Artist Publishing Group‘s Angie Pagano interviewed for the recognition for her GM duties for Ava Max’s “Sweet but Psycho” for Variety Hitmakers Issue 2019:  

December 5, 2019 · 1 Comment

Variety Hitmakers: Edgar “Edd Grand” Machuca: A&R

Artist Publishing Group and Atlantic Records‘ Edgar “Edd Grand” Muchaca interviewed for the recognition for his A&R work on Halsey’s “Without Me” for Variety Hitmakers Issue 2019:

December 5, 2019 · Leave a comment

Variety Hitmakers: Ali Tamposi: Songwriter

Ali Tamposi interviewed for her recognition as songwriter of Shawn Mendes’ and Camila Cabello’s “Señorita” for Variety Hitmakers Issue 2019:

December 5, 2019 · Leave a comment

Variety Hitmakers: Madison Love: Songwriter

Madison Love interviewed for her recognition as songwriter of Ava Max’s “Sweet but Psycho” for Variety Hitmakers Issue 2019:

December 5, 2019 · 1 Comment

Variety Hitmakers: Cook Classics: Songwriter, Producer

Cook Classics interviewed for his recognition as songwriter and producer of Panic! at the Disco‘s “High Hopes” and Ava Max’s “Sweet but Psycho” for Variety Hitmakers Issue 2019:

December 5, 2019 · 1 Comment

Variety Hitmakers: Cirkut: Songwriter, Producer

Cirkut interviewed for his recognition as songwriter and producer of Ava Max’s “Sweet but Psycho” for Variety Hitmakers Issue 2019:

December 5, 2019 · 1 Comment

Five Years In, How Hitmakers’ Top Executive Jody Gerson Remade UMPG In Her Image

Universal Music Publishing Group‘s global chairman and CEO, Jody Gerson, interviewed for her recognition as “Executive of the Year” for Variety Hitmakers Issue 2019: Five Years In, How Hitmakers’ Top Executive Jody … Continue reading

December 5, 2019 · Leave a comment

10 Hollywood Women of the Moment in 2019: Deborah Dugan

Write-up on the Recording Academy‘s Deborah Dugan for Variety‘s 10 Hollywood Women of the Moment

December 2, 2019 · Leave a comment

DJ Mag Top 100 DJs 2019: Skrillex, Zedd, Illenium

Write-ups on Skrillex, Zedd and Illenium for DJ Mag Top 100 DJs 2019:

November 1, 2019 · 1 Comment

Family Business: Five Famous DJs Whose Children Followed In Their Footsteps

Write-up on DJs whose children have followed in their footsteps for Billboard: Family Business: Five Famous DJs Whose Children Followed In Their Footsteps Listen to Bushwacka!’s son Oliver Moon’s mix via … Continue reading

August 2, 2019 · Leave a comment

Seven Things We Learned About Shangri-La and Rick Rubin from Showtime’s Series

Listicle on Showtime‘s docu-series, Shangri-La, for Variety: Seven Things We Learned About “Shangri-La” and Rick Rubin from Showtime’s Series Watch sneak peaks and snippets of the docu-series via Showtimes’s YouTube channel.

July 19, 2019 · Leave a comment

Best of LA Music: Electronic

Write-ups on Best New Anti-Superclub: Raspoutine, Most Promising New Boutique Festival: Dusk Camp and Electronic Duo with the Most Rock & Roll Approach: Forward for LA Weekly Best of LA Music Issue 2019     Best of LA: … Continue reading

May 17, 2019 · Leave a comment

Best Breakthrough DJ: Lupe Fuentes

Lupe Fuentes interviewed for the cover of LA Weekly Best of LA Music Issue May 16, 2019: Best Breakthrough DJ: Lupe Fuentes Listen to Lupe’s wealth of music via Spotify.

May 16, 2019 · Leave a comment

10 Of The Most Exciting New Names In Bass Music

Round-up of 10 of the Most Exciting New Names in Bass Music for Mixmag: From Australia to Canada, We’re Got You Covered on the New Name to Know  

March 15, 2019 · Leave a comment

DJ Mag Top 100 Clubs 2019: Avalon, Academy, Halcyon, Stereo

Write up on Avalon (#30), Academy (#52), Halcyon (#76) and Stereo (#92) for DJ Mag Top 100 Clubs 2019

March 14, 2019 · Leave a comment

Under the Radar’s Top 100 Albums of 2018: Arctic Monkeys: Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino

Write-up on the Arctic Monkeys album, Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino, for Under The Radar‘s Top 100 Albums of 2018  Arctic Monkeys: Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino Watch the Arctic Monkeys’ performance at the Hollywood Bowl … Continue reading

December 30, 2018 · Leave a comment

Best of L.A.: Music — EDM’s Top DJs, Club Nights and Personalities

Write-ups on Most Adaptable DJ: Heidi Lawden, Most Zen DJ and Promoter: Marques Wyatt, Most Involved Camp Counselor: Claude VonStroke, Most Gastronomic Gigs: Mick Cole and Most Resilient Club Night: … Continue reading

June 14, 2018 · Leave a comment

Most Promising Fresh Festival Face Soothslayer Is All About the Interaction

Soothslayer aka Caroline Miller interviewed for the cover of LA Weekly Best of LA Music Issue June 14, 2018 Most Promising Fresh Festival Face Soothslayer Is All About The Interaction Listen to Soothslayer via … Continue reading

June 14, 2018 · Leave a comment

Eight Memorable FYF Fest Sets

Write-up on DJ Harvey at FYF Fest 2017 for LA Weekly: Eight Memorable FYF Fest Sets Read our post on every artist at 2017’s FYF Fest ranked.

May 14, 2018 · Leave a comment

Under The Radar’s Top 100 Albums Of 2017: Charlotte Gainsbourg: Rest

Write-up on Charlotte Gainsbourg‘s album, Rest, number 15 in Under The Radar’s Top 100 Albums of 2017 Charlotte Gainsbourg: Rest Watch the video for “Deadly Valentine.”

December 30, 2017 · Leave a comment

Under the Radar’s Top 50 Albums of 2017 So Far: Foxygen: Hang

Write-up on the Foxygen album, Hang, for Under The Radar‘s Top 50 Albums of 2017 So Far Foxygen: Hang Watch the video for “Follow the Leader.”

July 13, 2017 · Leave a comment

Best of North America Awards 2017: Best Club – South: Heart

Write up on Heart Miami for DJ Mag USA Best of North America Awards 2017: Best of North America Awards 2017: Best Club – South: Heart Check out the events at Heart via … Continue reading

June 29, 2017 · Leave a comment

Best of North America Awards 2017: Best Breakthrough Producer: Eli Escobar

Write-up on Eli Escobar for DJ Mag USA Best of North America Awards 2017: Best of North America Awards 2017: Best Breakthrough Producer: Eli Escobar Check out Eli Escobar’s SoundCloud to hear … Continue reading

June 28, 2017 · Leave a comment

#TeamBassrush: 2016 Year In Review

My top five most rewindable drum ‘n’ bass moments of 2016 for Bassrush: #TeamBassrush: 2016 Year In Review Links to articles I’ve written about everyone on my list: Optical, Matrix, Delta … Continue reading

December 27, 2016 · Leave a comment

L.A.’s 20 Best Live Shows of 2016

Write-up on DJ Harvey at Bears in Space at Akbar for LA Weekly: L.A.’s 20 Best Live Shows of 2016 Listen to a guest mix from DJ Harvey on KCRW.

December 20, 2016 · Leave a comment

The Best Music of 2016: The Ballots

My top ten albums of 2016 in reverse alphabetical order for The A.V. Club: The Best Music of 2016: The Ballots Links to my 2016 writings about everyone on my list, … Continue reading

December 12, 2016 · Leave a comment

20 Christmas Songs That Don’t Suck

Write up on Wham!‘s “Last Christmas” for LA Weekly: 20 Christmas Songs That Don’t Suck Watch the video for “Last Christmas.”

December 2, 2016 · Leave a comment

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  • Pictures of Lily Podcast: Episode 2.43: Lili Haydn July 29, 2021
    In the 43rd episode of the Pictures of Lily Podcast, I talk about my experiences with violinist, singer and composer, Lili Haydn. Listen here: Or on your preferred podcast platform: Or … Continue reading → The post Pictures of Lily Podcast: Episode 2.43: Lili Haydn appeared first on Lily Moayeri.
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    In the 42nd episode of the Pictures of Lily Podcast, I talk about my experiences interviewing musicians and composers Wendy Melvoin and Lisa Coleman, forever remembered as Prince‘s right and left … Continue reading → The post Pictures of Lily Podcast: Episode 2.42: Wendy & Lisa appeared first on Lily Moayeri.
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  • Pictures of Lily Podcast: Episode 2.41: Bloopers Part Three July 1, 2021
    In the 41st episode of the Picture of Lily Podcast, co-producer, director and editor Laurence Schroeder compiles the flubs, fumbles and calls to God from all the episodes of 2021 thus far for … Continue reading → The post Pictures of Lily Podcast: Episode 2.41: Bloopers Part Three appeared first on Lily Moayeri.
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