D.C. insider former House counsel.

Warner Music Group has appointed Linda Bloss-Baum as VP of 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.