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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
On The Run Tour: Beyonce and Jay Z
On The Run Tour: Beyonce and Jay Z
Glee
Glee
Dance Moms
Dance Moms
UnSung
UnSung
Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood
Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood
Top 100 Hip Hop Hits
Top 100 Hip Hop Hits
Big Time Rush
Big Time Rush
American Idol
American Idol
iHeartRadio Music Festival
iHeartRadio Music Festival
CMT Top 20 Countdown
CMT Top 20 Countdown
R&B Divas: LA
R&B Divas: LA
La Voz Kids
La Voz Kids
Most Popular on YouTube Right Now
Most Popular on YouTube Right Now
Austin City Limits
Austin City Limits
The Best of The Ed Sullivan Show
The Best of The Ed Sullivan Show
Mollie B Polka Party
Mollie B Polka Party
The Monkees
The Monkees
Live From Lincoln Center
Live From Lincoln Center
The Joey and Rory Show
The Joey and Rory Show
The Marty Stuart Show
The Marty Stuart Show
Larrymania
Larrymania
Uta no Prince Sama
Uta no Prince Sama
R&B Divas
R&B Divas
Johnny Cash: Song by Song
Johnny Cash: Song by Song
Country's Family Reunion
Country's Family Reunion
VSpot Top 20 Countdown
VSpot Top 20 Countdown
Mac Miller and the Most Dope Family
Mac Miller and the Most Dope Family
K-Pop Extreme Survival
K-Pop Extreme Survival
Soul Train Music Awards
Soul Train Music Awards
Beyonce: X10: The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour
Beyonce: X10: The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour
Fashion Rocks
Fashion Rocks
Mary Mary
Mary Mary
Great Performances
Great Performances
CMT Music Awards
CMT Music Awards
The Sing Off
The Sing Off
CMT Crossroads
CMT Crossroads
Smash
Smash
TeenNick Top 10
TeenNick Top 10
Top 20 Country Countdown
Top 20 Country Countdown
Tamar & Vince
Tamar & Vince
Monstar
Monstar
Metal Evolution
Metal Evolution
KPOP STAR 3
KPOP STAR 3
The Lawrence Welk Show
The Lawrence Welk Show
Jack's Big Music Show
Jack's Big Music Show
Big SMO
Big SMO
Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison
Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison
Learn To Play The Banjo
Learn To Play The Banjo
Country Music Awards
Country Music Awards
Big Freedia: Queen of Bounce
Big Freedia: Queen of Bounce
History of the Eagles
History of the Eagles
Copycat
Copycat
Songs & Rhymes
Songs & Rhymes
Top 10 Rappers
Top 10 Rappers
Katy Perry
Katy Perry
Beyonce: Life Is But a Dream
Beyonce: Life Is But a Dream
Celebration of Gospel
Celebration of Gospel
Zac Brown Band Music
Zac Brown Band Music
The Grammys
The Grammys
Marty Stuart
Marty Stuart
Neil Young
Neil Young
I'm In The Band
I'm In The Band
Later with Jools Holland
Later with Jools Holland
Apollo Live
Apollo Live
CMA Music Festival
CMA Music Festival
For the Love of Music: The Story of Nashville
For the Love of Music: The Story of Nashville
Selena Gomez
Selena Gomez
Inside the Music
Inside the Music
Totally T-Boz
Totally T-Boz
KPOP STAR 2
KPOP STAR 2
Chasing Nashville
Chasing Nashville
Show! Music Core
Show! Music Core
My Music
My Music
VH1 Divas
VH1 Divas
VIP Access
VIP Access
Celtic Woman
Celtic Woman
Karaoke - 4th of July
Karaoke - 4th of July
360 sessions
360 sessions
Farm Aid
Farm Aid
Dev
Dev
Josh Groban
Josh Groban
From the Basement
From the Basement
TobyMac
TobyMac
Jennifer Lopez Presenta Como Ama Una Mujer
Jennifer Lopez Presenta Como Ama Una Mujer
Cassadee Pope: Frame by Frame
Cassadee Pope: Frame by Frame
Five Fingers
Five Fingers
Broadway or Bust
Broadway or Bust
Presleys' Country Jubilee
Presleys' Country Jubilee
Insane Clown Posse Theater
Insane Clown Posse Theater
The Sound of Music (TV)
The Sound of Music (TV)
Pop-Up Video
Pop-Up Video
Black Girls Rock!
Black Girls Rock!
The Liberace Show
The Liberace Show
Nashville Country Revival
Nashville Country Revival
EmSee
EmSee
Coldplay: Ghost Stories
Coldplay: Ghost Stories
Duets
Duets
Roxwel
Roxwel
Music and the Spoken Word
Music and the Spoken Word