Music TV Shows

About Music

In the early 1980s, music was everywhere on TV, as MTV revolutionized both television and the recording industry. The music video created a programming sensation, and MTV's competitors raced to keep up, filling the TV airwaves with music. With MTV's shift away from music programming around the turn of the century, however, music on television was more often presented in forms other than the music video--but there's never been a time that music disappeared from TV altogether.

Variety shows and musical performance shows were popular on TV decades before MTV introduced the pre-recorded music video, and musical performance programs still pop up now and again on broadcast TV as special events. Music award shows, such as the Grammys, the MTV Music Awards and the American Music Awards, consistently draw big audiences by presenting a blend of celebrity appearances and musical performances.

The big music TV revolution in recent years, though, has been within the unscripted reality genre. Music competition series - both singing competitions like "American Idol" and "The Voice" and dance competitions like "Dancing with the Stars" and "So You Think You Can Dance" - have become so popular that they have virtually dominated the weekday nighttime schedules of the broadcast networks.

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Dance Moms
Dance Moms
The Voice
The Voice
UnSung
UnSung
Glee
Glee
Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood
Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood
Big Time Rush
Big Time Rush
Top 20 Country Countdown
Top 20 Country Countdown
American Idol
American Idol
Mac Miller and the Most Dope Family
Mac Miller and the Most Dope Family
Nellyville
Nellyville
Tamar & Vince
Tamar & Vince
Uta no Prince Sama
Uta no Prince Sama
The Late Late Show with James Corden
The Late Late Show with James Corden
Make It Pop
Make It Pop
I'm In The Band
I'm In The Band
Smash
Smash
Austin City Limits
Austin City Limits
Mary Mary
Mary Mary
Big SMO
Big SMO
K-Pop Extreme Survival
K-Pop Extreme Survival
CMT Crossroads
CMT Crossroads
Johnny Cash: Song by Song
Johnny Cash: Song by Song
Larrymania
Larrymania
La Voz Kids
La Voz Kids
On The Run Tour: Beyonce and Jay Z
On The Run Tour: Beyonce and Jay Z
Foo Fighters Sonic Highways
Foo Fighters Sonic Highways
CMT Music Awards
CMT Music Awards
The Lawrence Welk Show
The Lawrence Welk Show
Great Performances
Great Performances
The Willis Family
The Willis Family
Soul Train Music Awards
Soul Train Music Awards
Dance Academy (UK)
Dance Academy (UK)
The Sing Off
The Sing Off
The Marty Stuart Show
The Marty Stuart Show
Barber Battle
Barber Battle
Live From Lincoln Center
Live From Lincoln Center
Top 100 Hip Hop Hits
Top 100 Hip Hop Hits
Katy Perry
Katy Perry
R&B Divas
R&B Divas
The Monkees
The Monkees
Country's Family Reunion
Country's Family Reunion
Fix My Choir
Fix My Choir
Fresh Beat Band of Spies
Fresh Beat Band of Spies
Jack's Big Music Show
Jack's Big Music Show
Learn To Play The Banjo
Learn To Play The Banjo
Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison
Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison
Metal Evolution
Metal Evolution
TeenNick Top 10
TeenNick Top 10
Beyonce: X10: The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour
Beyonce: X10: The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour
Peter Pan Live!
Peter Pan Live!
Sing It On
Sing It On
Selena Gomez
Selena Gomez
Music and the Spoken Word
Music and the Spoken Word
The Grammys
The Grammys
The Best of The Ed Sullivan Show
The Best of The Ed Sullivan Show
The Choir
The Choir
Dear Mom, Love Cher
Dear Mom, Love Cher
Big Freedia: Queen of Bounce
Big Freedia: Queen of Bounce
The Joey and Rory Show
The Joey and Rory Show
Presleys' Country Jubilee
Presleys' Country Jubilee
Fridays: The Best of
Fridays: The Best of
The Message
The Message
Adele: Someone Like Me
Adele: Someone Like Me
Christina Milian Turned Up
Christina Milian Turned Up
Nicki Manaj: My Time Again
Nicki Manaj: My Time Again
CMA Music Festival
CMA Music Festival
Later with Jools Holland
Later with Jools Holland
VH1 News
VH1 News
This Is Justin Bieber
This Is Justin Bieber
YTF
YTF
Apollo Live
Apollo Live
The Wanted Life
The Wanted Life
The Lylas
The Lylas
Dancing On The Edge
Dancing On The Edge
The Tanning of America
The Tanning of America
Songs & Rhymes
Songs & Rhymes
Much Music Video Awards
Much Music Video Awards
Country Music Awards
Country Music Awards
The American Music Awards
The American Music Awards
Invitation Only
Invitation Only
Top 10 Rappers
Top 10 Rappers
What About Me?
What About Me?
Beastie Boys
Beastie Boys
Norah Jones
Norah Jones
Zac Brown Band Music
Zac Brown Band Music
Legends of Jazz
Legends of Jazz
Duets
Duets
Black Girls Rock!
Black Girls Rock!
Billboard Music Awards
Billboard Music Awards
iHeartRadio Music Festival
iHeartRadio Music Festival
KPOP STAR 2
KPOP STAR 2
Hillsong
Hillsong
Browsers
Browsers
Passion
Passion
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Concert
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Concert
The Liberace Show
The Liberace Show
Chasing Nashville
Chasing Nashville
Jason Aldean: Night Train to Georgia
Jason Aldean: Night Train to Georgia
I Love the 2000s
I Love the 2000s
Baby First's Nursery Rhymes
Baby First's Nursery Rhymes