Warner Music Group has appointed Linda Bloss-Baum as VP, public policy and government relations. She will head the group's new public policy office in Washington, D.C. and report to Dave Johnson, WMG'

Warner Music Group has appointed Linda Bloss-Baum as VP, public policy and government relations. She will head the group's new public policy office in Washington, D.C. and report to Dave Johnson, WMG's executive VP/general counsel.

Prior to joining WMG, Bloss-Baum represented the music, film, telecommunications and technology interests of Universal Studios Entertainment, which later became NBC Universal.

From 1999 to 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."

Bloss-Baum holds a J.D. from Catholic University's Columbus School of Law and a B.A. in communications from the American University. She is admitted to the Maryland state bar.