Lily Moayeri

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

Netflix’s In-House Music Maven Is a Former Pop Star

Colleen Fitzpatrick FKA Vitamin C interviewed about her career trajectory from pop star to senior executive at Netflix for Variety: Netflix’s In-House Music Maven Is a Former Pop Star How Colleen Fitzpatrick parlayed … Continue reading

October 19, 2021 · Leave a comment

Nick Rhodes: Facetime

Duran Duran‘s Nick Rhodes interviewed for their new album, Future Past for Variety October 14, 2021 Issue for the “Facetime” page: Slightly longer online version here: Duran Duran at 40: Nick … Continue reading

October 13, 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

Stevie Wonder and H.E.R. Bring the House Down at Los Angeles Edition of Global Citizen Fest

Global Citizen Live Los Angeles edition reviewed for Variety: Stevie Wonder and H.E.R. Bring the House Down at Los Angeles Edition of Global Citizen Fest Watch some of the performances … Continue reading

September 26, 2021 · Leave a comment

As ‘Drive’ Turns 10, Its Composer and Key Songwriter Recall the Film’s Innovative Soundtrack

Songwriter Johnny Jewel and composer Cliff Martinez interviewed for the 10-year anniversary of the Drive soundtrack for Variety: As ‘Drive’ Turns 10, Its Composer and Key Songwriter Recall the Film’s Innovative Soundtrack Check out the … Continue reading

September 16, 2021 · Leave a comment

‘Card Counter’ Composer Robert Levon Been Followed Father’s Footsteps in Working With Paul Schrader

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club‘s Robert Levon Been interviewed about his work on the soundtrack for Paul Schrader‘s film, The Card Counter for Variety: Card Counter’ Composer Robert Levon Been Followed Father’s Footsteps in Working With … Continue reading

September 10, 2021 · Leave a comment

Trailers Use Slower and Moodier New Versions of Classic Songs to Lure Viewers

Song Stew Entertainment and Guild of Music Supervisors‘ Jonathan McHugh and Sony Music Publishing‘s Brian Monaco interviewed about the use of slow songs in trailers for Variety: Trailers Use Slower … Continue reading

August 25, 2021 · Leave a comment

Columbia Records Ups Kerry Hickey to SVP, Film and Television Licensing

Kerry Hickey interviewed about her work and promotion to Senior Vice President, Film & Television Licensing at Columbia Records, exclusive to Variety: Columbia Records Ups Kerry Hickey to SVP, Film … Continue reading

August 9, 2021 · Leave a comment

Pictures of Lily Podcast: Episode 2.42: Wendy & Lisa

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

July 14, 2021 · Leave a comment

Dance Music Market Lost Half Its Revenue in 2020, Says Study

News feature on International Music Summit‘s annual business report 2021 for Variety: Dance Music Market Lost Half Its Revenue in 2020, Says Study Download the full report here.

June 29, 2021 · Leave a comment

‘Cruel Summer’ Composers Wendy Melvoin and Lisa Coleman on Creating the ’90s-Set Thriller’s ‘Avant-Garde’ Score

Wendy Melvoin and Lisa Coleman interviewed for their scoring work on the Freeform‘s series, Cruel Summer, for Variety: ‘Cruel Summer’ Composers Wendy Melvoin and Lisa Coleman on Creating the ’90s-Set … Continue reading

June 15, 2021 · Leave a comment

DJ-Actor Dimitri ‘Vegas’ Thivaios Lands First Lead Role in a Feature Film

Write-up on Dimitri “Vegas” Thivaios first lead role in a feature film for Variety: DJ-Actor Dimitri “Vegas” Thivaios Lands First Lead Role In A Feature Film Watch Dimi get his … Continue reading

May 24, 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

Deadmau5 Launches Dance Music Label Targeting Placements in Film, TV, Advertising

News feature on the launch of deadmau5‘s new label, beathau5, exclusive to Variety: deadmau5 Launches Dance Music Label Targeting Placements in Film, TV, Advertising

May 5, 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

Dimitri Vegas to Debut Solo Single, ‘Pull Me Closer’

Write-up on Dimiti Vegas‘s debut solo single, “Pull Me Closer,” for Variety: Dimitri Vegas to Debut Solo Single, “Pull Me Closer” Listen to a teaser of the song on his … Continue reading

February 25, 2021 · Leave a comment

From Outkast to Dionne Warwick, the Music of ‘Malcolm & Marie’ Spans Genres and Generations

Malcolm & Marie‘s editor, Julio Perez IV, interviewed about the music for the Netflix film for Variety: From Outkast to Dionne Warwick, the Music of Malcolm & Marie Spans Generations … Continue reading

February 5, 2021 · Leave a comment

Duran Duran Debuts Video for David Bowie ‘Five Years’ Cover

Write-up on the video premiere of Duran Duran‘s cover of David Bowie’s “Five Years” for Variety: Duran Duran Debuts Video for David Bowie’s “Five Years” Cover Watch the video here … Continue reading

January 28, 2021 · Leave a comment

Variety Music for Screens: Music Supervisors Elite Round Table

Music Supervisors Elite Round Table panel moderated for Variety Music for Screens Week 2020 featuring Joel C. High, Jen Malone, Madonna Wade-Reed, Amanda Krieg-Thomas and Robin Urdang. Videos from all … Continue reading

December 2, 2020 · Leave a comment

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

Composer Paul Cantelon Leans on Greek Music Knowledge to Score Olympia Dukakis Doc

Composer and multi-instrumentalist Paul Cantelon interviewed for his work scoring the documentary, Olympia, for Variety: Composer Paul Cantelon Leans on Greek Music Knowledge to Score Olympia Dukakis Doc Listen to, or download … Continue reading

July 10, 2020 · Leave a comment

Soundtracking Skater Girls: How HBO’s ‘Betty’ Found Its Beat

Co-writer/director Crystal Moselle and composer Aska Matsumiya interviewed for their work on the HBO series Betty for Variety: Soundtracking Skater Girls: How HBO’s Betty Found Its Beat Listen to the amazing soundtrack for the series on … Continue reading

June 5, 2020 · Leave a comment

Pictures of Lily Podcast: Episode 1.13: Moby

In the 13th episode of the Pictures of Lily Podcast, I talk about my experience behind the scenes of interviewing Moby about his album, All Visible Objects, for Variety. Listen here: Or … Continue reading

June 3, 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

Electric Daisy Carnival Rescheduled For Fall

News items for Variety: Electric Daisy Carnival Rescheduled for Fall Keep up with all Insomniac events virtually via their Instagram.

April 3, 2020 · Leave a comment

Hodor Hits the Road

Kristian Nairn aka “Hodor” of Game of Thrones tour announcement for Variety: Hodor Hits the Road: Game of Thrones Grad and DJ Kristian Nairn Reveals Tour Dates Watch Kristian’s “Rave of … Continue reading

March 9, 2020 · Leave a comment

Tribeca-Bound ‘Underplayed’ Puts Spotlight on Gender Inequality in Electronic Music

Stacey Lee interviewed about her documentary feature film, Underplayed, for Variety: Tribeca-Bound ‘Underplayed’ Puts Spotlight on Gender Inequality in Electronic Music Watch Lee’s 2015 documentary short, Live Fast, Draw Yung.

March 4, 2020 · Leave a comment

Concert Review: On Holiday From Queen, Adam Lambert Is Still a Killer

Adam Lambert at El Rey Theatre reviewed for Variety: Concert Review: On Holiday From Queen, Adam Lambert Is Still a Killer Watch some videos from the show via YouTube.

December 22, 2019 · Leave a 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

Jason Bentley on His Past at KCRW and Future With ‘Top Gun: Maverick’

Jason Bentley interviewed about his next move upon departing KCRW for Variety: Jason Bentley on His Past at KCRW and Future With Top Gun: Maverick Listen to Jason’s final “Morning Becomes Eclectic” … Continue reading

September 6, 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

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    In the 48th episode of the Pictures of Lily Podcast, I talk about my experiences with Black Rebel Motorcycle Club over the last 10 or so years. Listen here: Or … Continue reading → The post Pictures of Lily Podcast: Episode 2.48: Black Rebel Motorcycle Club appeared first on Lily Moayeri.
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    In the 47th episode of the Pictures of Lily Podcast, I talk about my experiences with Luke Steele of The Sleepy Jackson, Empire of the Sun, DREAMS and H3000 since 2003. … Continue reading → The post Pictures of Lily Podcast: Episode 2.47: Luke Steele appeared first on Lily Moayeri.
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      In the 46th episode of the Pictures of Lily Podcast, I talk about my almost 30 years of experiences with DJ Harvey. Listen here: Or on your preferred podcast … Continue reading → The post Pictures of Lily Podcast: Episode 2.46: DJ Harvey appeared first on Lily Moayeri.
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