Melissa Ferrick is regarded in the industry and by their peers as one of the most prolific, generous, and hardworking people in the business. After opening for Morrissey in the U.S. and UK, Ferrick signed with Atlantic Records at the age of 21 and released her debut and sophomore albums with them. She's released seventeen albums over the last twenty-five years and has won numerous awards for songwriting, production, and performance, sharing the stage with countless acts, some of which include Morrissey, Joan Armatrading, Weezer, Tegan and Sara, Mark Cohen, Paul Westerberg, Bob Dylan, John Hiatt, Ani DiFranco, k.d. Lang, Suzanne Vega, Shawn Colvin, and many others. Additionally, Melissa is the named plaintiff of the class action lawsuit Ferrick v. Spotify for willful copyright infringement. Besides her work in the music industry, Ferrick is a Professor of the Practice at Northeastern University, and she holds an M.Ed. from Harvard University. On August 15th, 2023, Ferrick released Black Dress, their first single in eight years, via the venerable Kill Rock Stars Records. This release coincides with the 30th anniversary of Ferrick's critically acclaimed major label debut, Massive Blur.