1. Senator To Join William Morris Agency

    October 12, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Kevin Murray begins Jan. 1. Kevin Murray begins Jan. 1. News Kevin Murray ...

  2. Senator To Join William Morris Agency

    October 12, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Kevin Murray begins Jan. 1. California State Senator Kevin Murray will join the William Morris Agency as a senior VP, beginning Jan. 1. Murray will work primarily in the company's corporate consulting division, William Morris Consulting (WMC) ...

  3. California Pols Defend Incentive Bill

    August 30, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Stung by criticism, California state Assembly Speaker Fabian Nunez and Sen. Kevin Murray insisted Aug. 24 that their proposed production incentive was more about preserving middle-class jobs than enri LOS ANGELES (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Stung ...

  4. Cal. Senator Says Production Bill 'Best Attempt' At Solution

    April 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT An amendment to Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's planned California production incentive was released suddenly and quietly, confusing even some of those in the Hollywood community who are helping to draft (The Hollywood Reporter) -- An amendment ...

  5. Compromise Bill Strengthens Audit Rights

    September 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT SB 1034, effective Jan. 1, 2005 as Civil Code sections 2500 and 2501, affords recording artists some additional muscle to audit record companies, but there are many significant differences between the Michael R. Morris is president of the Californ ...

  6. Royalty Bill Moving Ahead In California

    June 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The quest of California State Sen. Kevin Murray (D.-Los Angeles) to help recording artists collect unpaid royalties took a big step toward becoming reality June 15 in Sacramento. However, some observe SAN FRANCISCO -- The quest of California State ...

  7. Calif. Royalty Bill Passes Committee

    June 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Legislation headed to Assembly floor. California State Sen. Kevin Murray's quest to help recording artists collect unpaid royalties took a huge step toward becoming reality today in Sacramento. The bill received unanimous support in the Calif ...

  8. Final Vote Set For California Royalty Bill

    June 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The crusade by California State Sen. Kevin Murray to help recording artists collect unpaid royalties is approaching the finish line. His legislation, dubbed the Recording Industry Accounting Practice SACRAMENTO -- The crusade by California State S ...

  9. Sony, BMG To Defend Merger Plans Before EC

    June 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Top executives from Sony Music and BMG will take center stage in Brussels this week for the European Commission's oral hearing on the proposed merger of the companies. The June 14-15 hearing with the Sony, BMG To Defend Merger Plans Before EC ...

  10. Murray Anti-Piracy Bill Advances

    May 31, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A spokeswoman for California Sen. Kevin Murray, D-Culver City, says a committee in the Assembly may hold a hearing on his anti-piracy bill, SB 1506, in June. The Senate passed the bill in a 33-0 vote WASHINGTON, D.C. -- A spokeswoman for Californi ...

  11. EMI Denies Reports Of Fabricated SoundScan Data

    April 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT EMI is denying published reports that it attempted to manipulate Nielsen SoundScan data. California State Senator Kevin Murray is investigating claims made by a former EMI employee, according to the r EMI is denying published reports that it attem ...

  12. Calif. Senator Backs Artist Fraud-Protection Measure

    March 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST California Senator Kevin Murray, D-Los Angeles, has introduced a bill in the state legislature designed to protect aspiring artists from financial fraud. LOS ANGELES--California Senator Kevin Murray, D-Los Angeles, has introduced a bill in the sta ...

  13. E.U. Set To Act On New Rules To Halt Piracy

    March 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST The European Union is expected to agree to new rules this week that will clamp down on movie and music pirates following a long legislative battle, according to the E.U. sources last Friday. <br clea Virgin, Fox Studio Drop Lawsuit, Settle Disp ...

  14. Calif. Sen. Backs Proposed New Internet Piracy Bill

    March 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST In an effort to stem Internet piracy, Sen. Kevin Murray has introduced new legislation in the California Senate that requires recorded audio or visual works distributed on the Internet to disclose th LOS ANGELES--In an effort to stem Internet pira ...

  15. California Bill Tackles Pirated Goods On Web

    February 25, 2004 12:00 AM EST In an effort to stem the distribution of pirated goods over the Internet, California Sen. Kevin Murray (D-Los Angeles) introduced state legislation Tuesday (Feb. 24) that requires recorded audio or vi In an effort to stem the distribution of pirat ...

  16. California Panel OKs Artist Contract Reform

    May 08, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 A bill designed to provide California recording artists with more leverage in forging contracts is headed to the state Senate floor after winning approval from the Senate Judiciary Committee. A bill designed to provide California recording artists w ...

  17. Coalition Eyes Measure To Repeal 7-Year Statute

    March 26, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Representatives of the Recording Artists Coalition (RAC) are in talks with top political consultants to arrange polling and focus groups for a possible California ballot initiative to repeal legislati Representatives of the Recording Artists Coaliti ...

  18. Senator Moves Ahead With Bill To Probe Radio Giants

    January 08, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Sen. Russ Feingold (D-Wisc.) told attendees of the Future of Music Coalition policy summit yesterday (Jan. 7) in Washington, D.C., that he is moving forward with his legislation -- introduced last yea Sen. Russ Feingold (D-Wisc.) told attendees of t ...

  19. FMC Issues Damning Report On Radio-Biz Consolidation

    November 19, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 A new report from the Future of Music Coalition (FMC) concludes that consolidation of the U.S. radio industry in the last decade has led to decreased competition, less diversity of programming, and un A new report from the Future of Music Coalition ...

  20. Industry To Debate 'Future Of Music' At Summit

    November 13, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 The Future of Music Coalition (FMC) has set its third annual policy summit for Jan. 5-7, 2003, at Gaston Hall on the campus of Washington, D.C.'s Georgetown University. The Future of Music Coalition (FMC) has set its third annual policy summit ...

  21. RIAA Sees No Future For N.Y. Artists' Bill

    November 01, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) expressed doubt yesterday (Oct. 31) that artists' rights legislation introduced Monday in the New York State Assembly will garner the support it ne The Recording Industry Association of Ameri ...

  22. Artists Turn Out For Label Accounting Hearing

    September 25, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The long-simmering issue of record industry accounting practices came to a boil yesterday (Sept. 24) as artists and label executives faced off during a daylong California Senate committee hearing in L The long-simmering issue of record industry acco ...

  23. Artists On Hand For Royalties Accounting Hearing

    September 24, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Lawmakers, artists, and record company executives will attend a hearing in downtown Los Angeles today (Sept. 24) called by California state senators Martha Escutia (D-Norwalk) and Kevin Murray (D-Culv Lawmakers, artists, and record company executive ...

  24. Senator Withdraws Bill To Repeal 'Seven-Year Statute'

    August 16, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 California Sen. Kevin Murray (D-Culver City) yesterday (Aug. 15) pulled back the state bill he introduced in January that would have repealed the music industry's exemption to the state's "seven-year California Sen. Kevin Murray (D-Cu ...

  25. Senator Spars With RIAA Over 'Seven-Year Rule'

    August 14, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The California senator who introduced legislation to repeal the recording industry's exemption to the "seven-year rule" on personal-services contracts is lashing out at the Recording Industry Associat The California senator who introd ...

  26. Labels' Accounting Practices Under Fire

    July 24, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Music attorney Don Engel, speaking on behalf of artists yesterday (July 23) at a California Senate Committee music business hearing in Sacramento, described record industry accounting practices as "in Music attorney Don Engel, speaking on behal ...

  27. California Plans Probe Of Labels' Accounting

    July 03, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The California Senate's Judiciary Committee and the Select Committee on the Entertainment Industry have tentatively set a July 23 date for a joint hearing looking into the record industry's accounting The California Senate's Judiciary ...

  28. Billboard Bits: Seven-Year Rule, Bobby Brown, Hatfield

    June 19, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 News on Seven-Year Rule, Bobby Brown, Juliana Hatfield The California Senate Judiciary Committee yesterday (June 18) passed "legislative intent" language on a bill that would repeal the music industry's exemption to the state's & ...

  29. Judge Nixes Courtney Love's Legal Challenge

    May 31, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 A Los Angeles Superior Court judge has thrown out Courtney Love's challenge to a California labor code as part of her lawsuit against Universal Music Group and Geffen Records. Judge Fumiko Wasserman y A Los Angeles Superior Court judge has thro ...

  30. Top Acts Petition Against Seven-Year Law

    January 24, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 In a day of high-profile lobbying, Don Henley, Courtney Love, Carole King, Beck, Stevie Nicks, and Sheryl Crow, along with the Deftones, Steve Berlin (Los Lobos), Paul Doucette (matchbox twenty), and In a day of high-profile lobbying, Don Henley, Co ...

  31. Universal Petitions To Bar Love Suit From Trial

    October 23, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Universal Music Group (UMG) last week filed a discretionary appeal seeking to prevent a suit brought by Courtney Love from reaching trial, Billboard Bulletin reports. The petition, which the Californi Universal Music Group (UMG) last week filed a di ...

  32. Labels, Artists Spar Over Labor Code

    September 06, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Label representatives yesterday (Sept. 5) delivered a doomsday scenario of what could occur if the California senate repeals a subdivision of the state's labor code that exempts recording artists from Label representatives yesterday (Sept. 5) d ...

  33. California Senate To Study 'Seven-Year Statute'

    August 23, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The California State Senate will hold a hearing Sept. 5 in Sacramento, Calif., to begin investigation of the so-called "Seven-Year Statute," Billboard Bulletin reports. Don Henley and Courtney Love ar The California State Senate will hold ...