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In a discussion led by Professors Brad Hatfield and David Herlihy, Melissa Ferrick discussed her role as the named plaintiff in a 200 Million Dollar Class Action Complaint for Copyright Infringement against Spotify that was filed on Jan 8th, 2016 by Henry Gradstein.

Melissa Ferrick is an eight-time Boston Music Award winner, Berklee College of Music Songwriting Associate Professor, and nationally recognized singer-songwriter who has released seventeen albums over the past two decades.

She has shared the stage with Morrissey, Marc Cohn, Paul Westerberg, Dwight Yoakam, John Hiatt, Weezer, Tegan and Sara, Bob Dylan, Ani DiFranco, k.d. Lang, Suzanne Vega, Joan Armatrading, and many others.

The Boston Globe called her latest release, “Melissa Ferrick” (July 2015), “one of the year’s most singular albums…built around her prowess on guitar, with her voice expressive and closely mic’d.”