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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Dance Moms
Dance Moms
The Voice
The Voice
Glee
Glee
UnSung
UnSung
Big Time Rush
Big Time Rush
American Idol
American Idol
Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood
Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood
Larrymania
Larrymania
Mac Miller and the Most Dope Family
Mac Miller and the Most Dope Family
Top 20 Country Countdown
Top 20 Country Countdown
CMT Music Awards
CMT Music Awards
Smash
Smash
Mary Mary
Mary Mary
Nellyville
Nellyville
La Voz Kids
La Voz Kids
Make It Pop
Make It Pop
The Willis Family
The Willis Family
I'm In The Band
I'm In The Band
K-Pop Extreme Survival
K-Pop Extreme Survival
Foo Fighters Sonic Highways
Foo Fighters Sonic Highways
Austin City Limits
Austin City Limits
Billboard Music Awards
Billboard Music Awards
Uta no Prince Sama
Uta no Prince Sama
Top 100 Hip Hop Hits
Top 100 Hip Hop Hits
Dance Academy (UK)
Dance Academy (UK)
KPOP STAR 2
KPOP STAR 2
The Sing Off
The Sing Off
Big SMO
Big SMO
The Monkees
The Monkees
Learn To Play The Banjo
Learn To Play The Banjo
Tamar & Vince
Tamar & Vince
Big Freedia: Queen of Bounce
Big Freedia: Queen of Bounce
Sing It On
Sing It On
Country Music Awards
Country Music Awards
CMT Crossroads
CMT Crossroads
The Grammys
The Grammys
The Lawrence Welk Show
The Lawrence Welk Show
R&B Divas: LA
R&B Divas: LA
Jack's Big Music Show
Jack's Big Music Show
R&B Divas
R&B Divas
Songs & Rhymes
Songs & Rhymes
Most Popular on YouTube Right Now
Most Popular on YouTube Right Now
Country's Family Reunion
Country's Family Reunion
On The Run Tour: Beyonce and Jay Z
On The Run Tour: Beyonce and Jay Z
Sound Tracks
Sound Tracks
Snoop Dogg Music
Snoop Dogg Music
Katy Perry
Katy Perry
Johnny Cash: Song by Song
Johnny Cash: Song by Song
Fix My Choir
Fix My Choir
The Radio Disney Music Awards
The Radio Disney Music Awards
CMA Music Festival
CMA Music Festival
Celtic Woman
Celtic Woman
Selena Gomez
Selena Gomez
Norah Jones
Norah Jones
Metal Evolution
Metal Evolution
The Wanted Life
The Wanted Life
Baby First's Nursery Rhymes
Baby First's Nursery Rhymes
Peter Pan Live!
Peter Pan Live!
Mr. Dynamite: The Rise of James Brown
Mr. Dynamite: The Rise of James Brown
Great Performances
Great Performances
The American Music Awards
The American Music Awards
Soul Train Music Awards
Soul Train Music Awards
Live From Lincoln Center
Live From Lincoln Center
CMT Top 20 Countdown
CMT Top 20 Countdown
Later with Jools Holland
Later with Jools Holland
Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison
Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison
Apollo Live
Apollo Live
Dear Mom, Love Cher
Dear Mom, Love Cher
Jason Aldean: Night Train to Georgia
Jason Aldean: Night Train to Georgia
K-Pop Hero
K-Pop Hero
The Joey and Rory Show
The Joey and Rory Show
The Marty Stuart Show
The Marty Stuart Show
The Tanning of America
The Tanning of America
Much Music Video Awards
Much Music Video Awards
Beyonce: X10: The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour
Beyonce: X10: The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour
Backstory
Backstory
The Late Late Show with James Corden
The Late Late Show with James Corden
Invitation Only
Invitation Only
Top 10 Rappers
Top 10 Rappers
Gorillaz
Gorillaz
Legends of Jazz
Legends of Jazz
This Is Justin Bieber
This Is Justin Bieber
Black Girls Rock!
Black Girls Rock!
iHeartRadio Music Festival
iHeartRadio Music Festival
Beyonce: Life Is But a Dream
Beyonce: Life Is But a Dream
Browsers
Browsers
Monstar
Monstar
The Liberace Show
The Liberace Show
Chasing Nashville
Chasing Nashville
Josh Groban
Josh Groban
The Lylas
The Lylas
The Sound of Music Live!
The Sound of Music Live!
Presleys' Country Jubilee
Presleys' Country Jubilee
I Love the 2000s
I Love the 2000s
K. Michelle: My Life
K. Michelle: My Life
Christina Milian Turned Up
Christina Milian Turned Up
CMT Insider
CMT Insider
Celebrity Rap Superstar
Celebrity Rap Superstar
Celebration of Gospel
Celebration of Gospel
Real Magic TV
Real Magic TV