(CelebrityAccess MediaWire) —
Warner Music Group (WMG) has appointed Linda Bloss-Baum as vice president, Public Policy and Government Relations. She will head WMG's new public policy office based in Washington, D.C., and report to Dave Johnson, WMG's executive vice president and general counsel.
Prior to joining WMG, Bloss-Baum represented the music, film, telecommunications and technology interests of Universal Studios Entertainment (later NBC Universal). From 1999-2003, she was counsel to the House Energy and Commerce Committee serving under Chairmen Tom Bliley (R-Va.) and W.J. "Billy" Tauzin (R-La.). In that capacity, she served as a legal advisor to members of the committee on technology and telecommunications issues.
"There are many challenges facing the music community that require the attention of Congress and policymakers," said Johnson. "With her experience in entertainment, technology and politics, Linda will make sure the Warner Music Group voice is heard in Washington as Congress considers a variety of legislative issues, including taxes, trade and digital piracy."
"I am pleased to continue my career in public policy at Warner Music Group," said Bloss-Baum. "At this critical time for the music and creative community, the decision to open a Washington office represents a real commitment to public policy on the part of Edgar Bronfman, Jr. and the entire Warner Music Group." –Bob Grossweiner and Jane Cohen