Yasmine Shemesh is a freelance journalist with a music and pop culture beat.

Her interviews and essays have been featured in Billboard, Nylon, Observer, MTV, Recording Academy/the GRAMMYs, FLARE, Exclaim!, ELLE Canada, enRoute, MONTECRISTO, and other publications. She is also a juror at the Polaris Music Prize. Yasmine was the CITY Editor at BeatRoute Magazine, a local alt-monthly, from 2015 until it ceased printing as a street publication in 2020. She lives in Vancouver.


Portrait by Georgie Lawson