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Amy Isbell
Senior VP, Public Policy & Government Relations,
Universal Music Group

Amy Isbell is the Senior Vice President, Public Policy and Government Relations for Universal Music Group (UMG). UMG is the world leader in music-based entertainment, with a broad array of businesses engaged in recorded music, music publishing, merchandising and audiovisual content. Featuring the most comprehensive catalogue of recordings and songs across every musical genre, UMG identifies and develops artists and produces and distributes the most critically acclaimed and commercially successful music in the world. Committed to artistry, innovation and entrepreneurship, UMG fosters the development of services, platforms and business models in order to broaden artistic and commercial opportunities for our artists and create new experiences for fans. Based in Washington, D.C., Amy represents Universal Music Group before Congress, the Administration, state legislatures and various localities. Recognized by Billboard as a 2020 and 2023 "Women in Music" honoree, Amy also coordinates the company’s policy positions and collaborates with entertainment industry trade associations and policy coalitions. Amy joined Universal Music Group in 2005. Before joining UMG, Amy was the Vice President of State Government Relations for the Motion Picture Association of America for nearly eight years. From 1991-1994, she served on the United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary as a Policy Analyst where she worked on issues such as media violence, criminal justice, firearms safety and judicial nominations. Amy earned a master’s degree in public policy from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University in 1996. She is a 1991 summa cum laude graduate of the University of Illinois where she was awarded a bachelor’s degree in both Political Science and Speech Communication. Amy is a member of the Leadership Music Class of 2012. She was born and raised in Carbondale, Illinois. She is married, has two children, and resides in Arlington, Virginia. In addition to being a music lover, she is an avid fan of the Washington Capitals hockey team, Penn State football, Formula One racing and Harry Potter.
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