Lily Moayeri

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

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

DJ Mag Top 100 Clubs 2021: Exchange, Academy, Space, Avalon, Halcyon

Write ups on Exchange (#10), Academy (#41), Club Space (#50), Avalon Hollywood (#57) and Halcyon (#78) for DJ Mag Top 100 Clubs 2021

August 13, 2021 · Leave a comment

10 Things I Learned About Ronnie James Dio

Review of Ronnie James Dio autobiography Rainbow in the Dark and related listicle for Rock and Roll Globe: 10 Things I Learned About Ronnie James DioA list of more reasons … Continue reading

August 3, 2021 · Leave a comment

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 ups 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

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      In the 62nd episode of the Picture of Lily Podcast, I talk about my experiences with producer, engineer and musician, Suzy Shinn. Listen here: Or on your preferred podcast … Continue reading → The post Pictures of Lily Podcast: Episode 3.62: Suzy Shinn appeared first on Lily Moayeri.
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    In the 60th episode of the Picture of Lily Podcast, I talk about my almost 30 years of friendship and experiences with DiY Sound System. Check out Harry Harrison of … Continue reading → The post Pictures of Lily Podcast: Episode 3.60: DiY Sound System appeared first on Lily Moayeri.
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