Lily Moayeri

music journalist since 1992 teacher since 2004 blogger since 2012 podcaster since 2020

Chainsmokers Draw Heat for Hamptons Drive-In Concert That NY Health Commissioner Calls ‘Public Health Threat’

Contributed to this new story on The Chainsmokers‘ fundraiser this past weekend for Variety: Chainsmokers Draw Heat for Hamptons Drive-In Concert That NY Health Commissioner Calls ‘Public Health Threat’ Following social media … Continue reading

July 27, 2020 · Leave a comment

In the Time of ‘Safer at Home,’ Are Raves an Essential Business? Insomniac Says So

Report for Variety on In the Time of ‘Safer at Home,’ Are Raves an Essential Business? Insomniac Says So The Beverly Hills-based company is hosting DJ livestream sets from its offices. … Continue reading

April 30, 2020 · Leave a comment

Tech Is Music To Their Ears

Feature in the Los Angeles Times Calendar Section March 8, 2020 Edition: Tech Is Music To Their Ears: Smuggled tapes in the ’80s, VPNs today, Iran youth rely on bootleg Western … Continue reading

March 8, 2020 · Leave a comment

Pictures of Lily Podcast: Episode 1.5: Nicolas Godin

In the fifth episode of the Pictures of Lily Podcast, I talk about my experience behind the scenes of interviewing Air‘s Nicolas Godin about his third solo album, Concrete and Glass … Continue reading

February 12, 2020 · Leave a comment

Pictures of Lily Podcast: Episode 1.4: Tom and Toki

In the fourth episode of the Pictures of Lily Podcast, I talk about my experiences behind the scenes of interviewing a rocker and a raver that would seem to have … Continue reading

January 29, 2020 · 1 Comment

Pictures of Lily Podcast: Episode 1.2: Hildur Guònadóttir

In the second episode of the Pictures of Lily Podcast, I talk about my experience behind the scenes of interviewing Emmy-winning, Golden Globe-winning, Grammy-winning and Academy Award nominee, Hildur Guònadottir  … Continue reading

January 29, 2020 · Leave a comment

Pictures of Lily Podcast: Episode 1.1: Finneas

In the premiere episode of the Pictures of Lily Podcast, I talk about my experience behind the scenes of interviewing Grammy-winning Producer of the Year, Finneas, brother to Billie Eilish … Continue reading

January 29, 2020 · Leave a comment

Finneas O’Connell On Fire

Finneas O’Connell interviewed for his work as a producer and a songwriter, most notably for his sister, Billie Eilish, for the cover of Mix Magazine January 2020 Issue Finneas O’Connell: On Fire Self-Styled … Continue reading

January 1, 2020 · 1 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 · 1 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

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

MEETSSS Is the Dance-Centric Music Industry Conference For and By Women — And Everyone’s Invited

shesaid.so founder, Andreea Magdalina interviewed about the organization’s inaugural MEETSSS conference for Billboard: MEETSSS is the Dance-Centric Music Industry Conference For and By Women–And Everyone’s Invited Find out more information about MEETSSS here.

September 25, 2019 · Leave a comment

Adam Smith and Marcus Lyall: Controlling the Beast of a Chemical Brothers Concert

Adam Smith and Marcus Lyall interviewed on their 25 years of working with the Chemical Brothers on their live show for LA Weekly: Best of LA Music Issue 2019: Adam Smith and … Continue reading

May 13, 2019 · 1 Comment

Nick Murphy Is Coming Out Of His Shell

Nick Murphy formerly known as Chet Faker interviewed for his album, Run Fast Sleep Naked for Flood Magazine: Nick Murphy Is Coming Out Of His Shell Watch the official video for “Sanity.”

April 25, 2019 · Leave a comment

The Library Music Film @ The Independent

Previewed for LA Weekly: The Library Music Film at the Independent DTLA Take a look at some footage from the documentary on The Library Music Film‘s YouTube channel.

March 28, 2019 · Leave a comment

Respect Is the Most Committed Drum & Bass Party in North America

Interviewed Machete, Optical, and R.A.W. for the 20th Anniversary of Respect for LA Weekly March 1-7, 2019 Issue: Respect Is The Most Committed Drum & Bass Party In North America Listen to Respect DnB Radio via Mixcloud.

February 28, 2019 · Leave a comment

Hitmaker Howard Benson: What It Really Means To Be A Producer

Producer Howard Benson interviewed at his West Valley Recording Studios about his 30+ years in the music industry for Mix Magazine August 2018 Issue Hitmaker Howard Benson: What It Really Means To Be A Producer … Continue reading

August 3, 2018 · Leave a comment

Beth Ditto @ Fonda

Previewed for LA Weekly Beth Ditto at the Fonda Theatre Watch the official video for “Fire.”

March 22, 2018 · Leave a comment

Professor and the Madman: A Seemingly Quiet Daily Life, Filled with Rock Guitar

Professor and the Madman‘s Alfie Agnew and engineer Mark Bolton interviewed about the recording of the album, Disintegrate Me, for Mix Magazine March 2018 Issue: Professor and the Madman: A Seemingly Quiet Daily Life, Filled with … Continue reading

March 6, 2018 · Leave a comment

“If You Want To Be Somewhere, You’ve Got To Occupy It” How Women Are Changing The Face Of Engineering And Producing

Sally Gross, Karrie Keyes, Suzy Shinn, Beth McGowan, Dani Spragg and Maya Ramos interviewed for NPR’s Turning the Tables series: ‘If You Want To Be Somewhere, You’ve Got To Occupy It’ How Women Are Changing The Face … Continue reading

February 27, 2018 · 1 Comment

In The Studio With: Dusky’s Outer Limits

Dusky‘s Alfie Granger-Howell and Nick Harriman interviewed for their album, Outer, for DJ Times Magazine December 2016 issue: In The Studio With: Dusky’s Outer Limits Watch the video for “Sort it out Sharon” featuring Wiley.

December 1, 2016 · Leave a comment

The 20 Best L.A. Music Venues That Are Gone But Not Forgotten

Write up on Hollywood Athletic Club and Spaceland for LA Weekly: The 20 Best L.A. Music Venues That Are Gone But Not Forgotten Read our report on the Foo Fighters’ last show at Spaceland … Continue reading

November 10, 2016 · Leave a comment

Circle V Festival @ Fonda

Previewed for LA Weekly: Circle V Festival at the Fonda Theatre Watch the video for Moby and the Void Pacific Choir’s “Are You Lost In The World Like Me?”

October 20, 2016 · Leave a comment

Eye Conductor Allows Your Eye Movement and Facial Gestures to Play Music

Andreas Refsgaard interviewed for his prototype, Eye Conductor, for Insomniac.com: Eye Conductor Allows Your Eye Movement and Facial Gestures Make Music  Watch Eye Conductor in action.  

May 10, 2016 · Leave a comment

Apple’s Music Memo App Helps Musicians In Their Quest To Create

News item for EDMbiz: Apple’s Music Memo App Helps Musicians In Their Quest To Create

February 9, 2016 · Leave a comment

Under The Radar’s Best Albums Of 2015: Individual Writer Lists

Twenty-five albums that came out in 2015 I would listen to for fun and not just work:  

January 29, 2016 · Leave a comment

New Skirball Exhibit Looks Back At The Rock ‘n’ Roll Life Of Bill Graham

My write-up of Bill Graham And The Rock ‘n’ Roll Revolution at Skirball Cultural Center for LA Weekly: New Skirball Exhibit Looks Back At The Rock ‘n’ Roll Life Of Bill Graham Take a … Continue reading

May 5, 2015 · Leave a comment

NAMM 2012

NAMM, National Association Of Music Merchants, been going since 1901 if you can believe that. Every January they have the NAMM Show at the Anaheim Convention Center where you can … Continue reading

January 21, 2012 · 1 Comment

Running Around Los Angeles Week Of January 13, 2012

•M83 at Club Nokia on Friday January 13, 2012. •With Jonny Cragg at the Venice Canals, Tacos Por Favor, Abbot Kinney, Andaz Hotel on Saturday January 14, 2012. •With Jonny … Continue reading

January 20, 2012 · Leave a comment

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  • Pictures of Lily Podcast: Episode 1.17: Bloopers Part One July 30, 2020
    In the 17th episode of the Picture of Lily Podcast, co-producer, director and editor Laurence Schroeder compiles all the flubs and fumbles of the first 16 episodes into a humorous … Continue reading →
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  • Pictures of Lily Podcast: Episode 1.16: Illenium July 16, 2020
    In the 16th episode of the Pictures of Lily Podcast, I talk about my experiences behind the scenes of interviewing Nick Miller aka Illenium, one of my favorite and enduring interviews … Continue reading →
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  • Pictures of Lily Podcast: Episode 1.15: Badly Drawn Boy July 1, 2020
    In the 15th episode of the Pictures of Lily Podcast, I talk about my experiences behind the scenes of interviewing Damon Gough aka Badly Drawn Boy over the course of … Continue reading →
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