Melisa Yuriar is a music journalist with bylines in Dancing Astronaut, Saint Audio, Festival Insider, and Gray Area Magazine. Her favorite part of being a music journalist? “Writing about the music, and the creatives who dream it all up… There’s nothing else I’d rather do in this life. I’m a lucky gal to have had the writing opportunities I’ve had in my career thus far. I never take any of it for granted.”
How did you get to where you are today, professionally?
I’ve always been a voracious reader and avid-music listener. As a kid my parents had to force me to go outside because all I wanted to do was stay inside and read. Picked up my first New Yorker when I was 13 (for reference, I’m in my late twenties now), my dream, still, is to write for the magazine someday.
I owe everything I know about music to my older siblings, and their varied music taste that ran the gamut: The Killers, Jimmy Eat World, Bloc Party, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, The Dandy Warhols, Lenny Kravitz, Daft Punk, No Doubt, and Björk were a few of my favorites growing up.