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Royalty Bill Passes California Legislature

(CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — A bill to require labels to accurately account royalty advances and allows artists to audit their record labels once a year has been passed by the California Legislature. SB 104, introduced by Senator Kevin Murray (D-Los Angeles), is expected to be signed into law by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger.

SB 1034 has received widespread support from the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, AFL-CIO; American Federation of Musicians, AFL-CIO; California Labor Federation, AFL-CIO; Department of Professional Employees, AFL-CIO; Music Managers Forum; Recording Artists’ Coalition; Screen Actors Guild; Artist Empowerment Coalition; and countless artists, managers and attorneys. – Jane Cohen and Bob Grossweiner