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
Glee
Glee
UnSung
UnSung
The Voice
The Voice
Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood
Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood
Big Time Rush
Big Time Rush
Big Freedia: Queen of Bounce
Big Freedia: Queen of Bounce
Dancing On The Edge
Dancing On The Edge
Austin City Limits
Austin City Limits
CMT Crossroads
CMT Crossroads
Smash
Smash
Mary Mary
Mary Mary
Uta no Prince Sama
Uta no Prince Sama
Freestyle Love Supreme
Freestyle Love Supreme
Dance Academy
Dance Academy
Billboard Music Awards
Billboard Music Awards
Mac Miller and the Most Dope Family
Mac Miller and the Most Dope Family
CMT Music Awards
CMT Music Awards
The Late Late Show with James Corden
The Late Late Show with James Corden
Grease: Live
Grease: Live
The Willis Family
The Willis Family
Nellyville
Nellyville
I'm In The Band
I'm In The Band
Larrymania
Larrymania
La Voz Kids
La Voz Kids
Tamar & Vince
Tamar & Vince
Chasing Destiny
Chasing Destiny
Fresh Beat Band of Spies
Fresh Beat Band of Spies
Make It Pop
Make It Pop
The Monkees
The Monkees
Vinyl
Vinyl
The Hustle
The Hustle
AXS TV Concerts
AXS TV Concerts
Star Darlings
Star Darlings
Live From Abbey Road
Live From Abbey Road
K. Michelle: My Life
K. Michelle: My Life
The Wannabes
The Wannabes
Monstar
Monstar
Music Videos
Music Videos
R&B Divas
R&B Divas
American Idol
American Idol
Country's Family Reunion
Country's Family Reunion
The Joey and Rory Show
The Joey and Rory Show
Songs & Rhymes
Songs & Rhymes
The Lawrence Welk Show
The Lawrence Welk Show
The Grammys
The Grammys
TeenNick Top 10
TeenNick Top 10
Browsers
Browsers
Rock This Boat: New Kids on the Block
Rock This Boat: New Kids on the Block
Celebration of Gospel
Celebration of Gospel
Johnny Cash: Song by Song
Johnny Cash: Song by Song
R&B Divas: LA
R&B Divas: LA
Marty Stuart
Marty Stuart
The Radio Disney Music Awards
The Radio Disney Music Awards
The American Music Awards
The American Music Awards
Dev
Dev
Hillsong
Hillsong
Josh Groban
Josh Groban
Presleys' Country Jubilee
Presleys' Country Jubilee
Jack's Big Music Show
Jack's Big Music Show
Keeping Score
Keeping Score
Dance Academy
Dance Academy
M Countdown
M Countdown
History of the Eagles
History of the Eagles
R.E.M.
R.E.M.
Passion
Passion
The Sound of Music
The Sound of Music
Mollie B Polka Party
Mollie B Polka Party
KPOP STAR 3
KPOP STAR 3
The Marty Stuart Show
The Marty Stuart Show
Beyonce: X10: The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour
Beyonce: X10: The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour
My Music
My Music
Top 20 Country Countdown
Top 20 Country Countdown
On The Run Tour: Beyonce and Jay Z
On The Run Tour: Beyonce and Jay Z
Neil Patrick Harris
Neil Patrick Harris
Ya Era Hora con Erika y Eduardo
Ya Era Hora con Erika y Eduardo
School of Rock
School of Rock
VSpot Top 20 Countdown
VSpot Top 20 Countdown
Great Performances
Great Performances
Country Music Awards
Country Music Awards
Backstage Pass
Backstage Pass
Soul Train Music Awards
Soul Train Music Awards
CMT Top 20 Countdown
CMT Top 20 Countdown
Celtic Woman
Celtic Woman
Later with Jools Holland
Later with Jools Holland
Karaoke - R&B & Hip-Hop
Karaoke - R&B & Hip-Hop
Karaoke - Rock
Karaoke - Rock
American Country Awards
American Country Awards
What About Me?
What About Me?
Linkin Park
Linkin Park
Keith Urban
Keith Urban
Selena Gomez
Selena Gomez
World Music
World Music
Norah Jones
Norah Jones
America Sings
America Sings
Charlotte Gainsbourg Music
Charlotte Gainsbourg Music
Zac Brown Band Music
Zac Brown Band Music
Snoop Dogg Music
Snoop Dogg Music
Raphael Saadiq
Raphael Saadiq
Lady Antebellum
Lady Antebellum