Warner Music Group Opens Public Policy and Government Relations Office in Washington, D.C.

05/02/05

New Public Policy Office Headed by Entertainment and Capitol Hill Veteran, Linda Bloss-Baum

Warner Music Group (WMG) announced today the appointment of Linda Bloss-Baum as Vice-President, Public Policy and Government Relations. Bloss-Baum 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 to 2003, Bloss-Baum 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."

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

About Warner Music Group

Warner Music Group, with its broad roster of new stars and legendary artists, is one of the world's major music companies. The company is home to a collection of some of the best-known record labels in the music industry including Atlantic, Bad Boy, Elektra, Lava, Maverick, Nonesuch, Reprise, Rhino, Sire, Warner Bros. and Word. Warner Music International, a leading company in national and international repertoire operates through 37 affiliates and numerous licensees in more than 50 countries. Warner Music Group also includes Warner/Chappell Music, a global music publisher, with a catalog of more than one million copyrights worldwide. For more information about Warner Music Group, visit our corporate website at www.wmg.com.