Universal Music Group has promoted Matthew Gerson from senior VP to executive VP for public policy and government affairs.

Gerson will oversee all public policy issues related to the company's business, including directing Universal's interaction with Congress and the administration as well as coordinating the company's work with entertainment industry trade groups.

"Matt has spent almost 20 years in Washington as an outstanding advocate for the entertainment industry," says Zach Horowitz, president/COO of UMG.

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