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CMT: “50/50 Airplay For Women, Effective Immediately”

CMT made a major announcement this morning on Twitter.

“Effective immediately all music video hours on CMT and CMT Music channels will have complete parity between male and female artists. That means 50/50. #CMTEqualPlay”

The comments on the tweet are what you’d expect these days with Twitter – people talking shit, and people loving the decision.

In a press release, Leslie Fram, SVP of Music & Talent at CMT said the following:

Time is really up in 2020! All the talk around what can be done to support females in country music needs to transform into action, once and for all. At CMT, we are stepping up our own commitments, in addition to our work through the CMT Next Women of Country franchise, and will be announcing a new initiative in the coming weeks that will spark this much-needed change in our industry.”

Leslie appeared on TBS Full Frontal With Samantha Bee recently to discuss these issues.

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