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Please note that Monday, May 15 consists of pre-convention meetings, digital service workshops, the Entertainment & Technology Law Conference, and the Industry Jam 2. The full program will take place Tuesday, May 16  through Thursday, May 18.  
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Leslie Fram

SVP Music & Talent

Leslie Fram serves as Sr. VP of Music Strategy and Talent for CMT, overseeing all music integration within the CMT brand, including original programs, CMT.com and music video airplay across all screens. Since joining CMT in 2011, Fram has negotiated key partnerships with major and indie label acts for world premieres and exclusive digital content.  She champions new avenues to showcase rising acts, and four  years ago launched the first female-powered initiative for the network, CMT’s “Next Women of Country” to give voice to emerging female artist that now includes a tour and digital performance component.  She conceptualized the innovative performance franchise “CMT Instant Jam,” which documented surprise pop-up concerts with artists like Kenny Chesney, Carrie Underwood, Darius Rucker, Hunter Hayes and Florida Georgia Line. Fram is also one of the key architects of the annual CMT Music Awards. She was recently named to Billboard’s “TV’s Top Music” and “Nashville” Power Player lists.

Before joining CMT, Fram’s career included wild rides in Top 40 radio in Mobile, AL, alternative rock at WNNX (99X)-Atlanta, and most recently, at New York rocker 1019RXP as Program Director and Morning Show co-host with Matt Pinfield.  While at WRXP, she was responsible for booking all talent for RXP shows and major events, and conducting exclusive interviews with the world’s biggest bands and emerging artists.  Previously, Fram spent a decade at 99X both on-air and as Assistant Program Director and Program Director, racking up numerous awards and honors, and building her massive interpersonal network.

Respected for both her hit intuition and hard-driving passion for music, Fram was the first woman to receive the TJ Martell Award in recognition of outstanding performance in the music industry in 2000, and was presented with the NARAS-Atlanta Chapter Heroes Award for her outstanding contributions to music and the music community.  In 2009, she was honored as a Lifetime Achievement Inductee in the Georgia Radio Hall of Fame. She will also be one of the recipients of the very first ‘Innovation In Music’ Awards held June 6th in Nashville.  Leslie currently serves on the Board of the Academy of Country Music, the Recording Academy/ Nashville Chapter, the Nashville Film Festival Music Committee, an Advisor Board member for T.J. Martell and an alum of Leadership Music Class of 2014. Fram is co-founder of ‘Change the Conversation,’ a movement aimed at supporting and promoting female artists.