Linda Bloss-Baum is the Vice President, Government Relations and Public Affairs at SoundExchange. As the department head, Linda leads the company’s industry-shaping advocacy efforts in favor of the fair treatment of music creators in the digital age. She represents SoundExchange to critical external audiences, including lawmakers, regulators and industry stakeholders. For the past eight years, Linda has been a liaison between SoundExchange and artists and industry leaders.
Before joining SoundExchange full time, Linda served as an independent consultant for SoundExchange and recording artists through her agency, LBB Creative Strategies. Prior to establishing LBB Creative Strategies, Linda ran the Warner Music Group office in Washington, D.C. for six years. She also served as Vice President, Public Policy/Government Relations at Universal Music Group/NBC Universal and Time Warner, Inc.
Linda graduated from Catholic University Law School. She is an adjunct professor at the KOGOD School of Business at her undergrad alma mater, American University, where she teaches a class on “Protecting the Creative Class in the Digital Age.” Linda proudly serves on the Board of Directors for the Gospel Music Association.