Music TV Shows

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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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The Voice
The Voice
Dance Moms
Dance Moms
Billboard Music Awards
Billboard Music Awards
UnSung
UnSung
Glee
Glee
Mary Mary
Mary Mary
Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood
Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood
Beyonce: Life Is But a Dream
Beyonce: Life Is But a Dream
Vinyl
Vinyl
Big Time Rush
Big Time Rush
Chasing Destiny
Chasing Destiny
Grease: Live
Grease: Live
American Idol
American Idol
CMT Crossroads
CMT Crossroads
Foo Fighters Sonic Highways
Foo Fighters Sonic Highways
Make It Pop
Make It Pop
Star Darlings
Star Darlings
The Grammys
The Grammys
Austin City Limits
Austin City Limits
The Late Late Show with James Corden
The Late Late Show with James Corden
Mac Miller and the Most Dope Family
Mac Miller and the Most Dope Family
The Willis Family
The Willis Family
La Voz Kids
La Voz Kids
Nellyville
Nellyville
KPOP STAR 2
KPOP STAR 2
Smash
Smash
Tamar & Vince
Tamar & Vince
Uta no Prince Sama
Uta no Prince Sama
The Lawrence Welk Show
The Lawrence Welk Show
Dance Academy
Dance Academy
Jack's Big Music Show
Jack's Big Music Show
Fresh Beat Band of Spies
Fresh Beat Band of Spies
The Monkees
The Monkees
CMT Music Awards
CMT Music Awards
I'm In The Band
I'm In The Band
Metal Evolution
Metal Evolution
Big Freedia: Queen of Bounce
Big Freedia: Queen of Bounce
KPOP STAR 3
KPOP STAR 3
Monstar
Monstar
Selena Gomez
Selena Gomez
Freestyle Love Supreme
Freestyle Love Supreme
TeenNick Top 10
TeenNick Top 10
The Sing Off
The Sing Off
Live From Abbey Road
Live From Abbey Road
Jimi Hendrix: The Uncut Story
Jimi Hendrix: The Uncut Story
Beyonce: X10: The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour
Beyonce: X10: The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour
The American Music Awards
The American Music Awards
The Joey and Rory Show
The Joey and Rory Show
Country's Family Reunion
Country's Family Reunion
Katy Perry
Katy Perry
Most Popular on YouTube Right Now
Most Popular on YouTube Right Now
Larrymania
Larrymania
Celtic Woman
Celtic Woman
Mollie B Polka Party
Mollie B Polka Party
AXS TV Concerts
AXS TV Concerts
History of the Eagles
History of the Eagles
Johnny Cash: Song by Song
Johnny Cash: Song by Song
Adele: Someone Like Me
Adele: Someone Like Me
The Radio Disney Music Awards
The Radio Disney Music Awards
Snoop Dogg Music
Snoop Dogg Music
Black Girls Rock!
Black Girls Rock!
Browsers
Browsers
Country Music Awards
Country Music Awards
Celebration of Gospel
Celebration of Gospel
Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison
Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison
Pop-Up Video
Pop-Up Video
Dev
Dev
R&B Divas
R&B Divas
The Marty Stuart Show
The Marty Stuart Show
Soul Train Music Awards
Soul Train Music Awards
CMT Top 20 Countdown
CMT Top 20 Countdown
The Best of The Ed Sullivan Show
The Best of The Ed Sullivan Show
What About Me?
What About Me?
Jason Mraz Music
Jason Mraz Music
Neil Young
Neil Young
R&B Divas: LA
R&B Divas: LA
Music Mavericks
Music Mavericks
Songs & Rhymes
Songs & Rhymes
Baby First's Nursery Rhymes
Baby First's Nursery Rhymes
Music and the Spoken Word
Music and the Spoken Word
Top 20 Country Countdown
Top 20 Country Countdown
Barber Battle
Barber Battle
Taraji and Terrence's White Hot Holidays
Taraji and Terrence's White Hot Holidays
Adele Live in New York City
Adele Live in New York City
KPOP STAR 5
KPOP STAR 5
Great Performances
Great Performances
Learn To Play The Banjo
Learn To Play The Banjo
Learn To Play The Bass
Learn To Play The Bass
Top 10 Rappers
Top 10 Rappers
Dance Academy
Dance Academy
Hangout Festival
Hangout Festival
Apollo Live
Apollo Live
Hillsong
Hillsong
Passion
Passion
Presleys' Country Jubilee
Presleys' Country Jubilee
I Love the 2000s
I Love the 2000s
My Music
My Music
Jimmy Van Heusen: Swingin' with Frank and Bing
Jimmy Van Heusen: Swingin' with Frank and Bing
Peter Pan Live!
Peter Pan Live!
Billboard's Women in Music
Billboard's Women in Music