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.

About This Genre
The Grammys
The Grammys
Glee
Glee
UnSung
UnSung
Dance Moms
Dance Moms
The Voice
The Voice
Freestyle Love Supreme
Freestyle Love Supreme
Showtime at the Apollo
Showtime at the Apollo
Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood
Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood
Foo Fighters Sonic Highways
Foo Fighters Sonic Highways
CMT Crossroads
CMT Crossroads
Austin City Limits
Austin City Limits
Mac Miller and the Most Dope Family
Mac Miller and the Most Dope Family
The Breaks
The Breaks
Brit Awards
Brit Awards
The Lawrence Welk Show
The Lawrence Welk Show
The Late Late Show with James Corden
The Late Late Show with James Corden
Nellyville
Nellyville
Mary Mary
Mary Mary
First Family of Hip Hop
First Family of Hip Hop
K. Michelle: My Life
K. Michelle: My Life
Sing It On
Sing It On
Vinyl
Vinyl
Dance Academy
Dance Academy
Uta no Prince Sama
Uta no Prince Sama
Smash
Smash
Live From Lincoln Center
Live From Lincoln Center
Lady Antebellum
Lady Antebellum
Fresh Beat Band of Spies
Fresh Beat Band of Spies
KPOP STAR 5
KPOP STAR 5
Harry
Harry
I'm In The Band
I'm In The Band
Pequeños Gigantes USA
Pequeños Gigantes USA
Live From Abbey Road
Live From Abbey Road
Great Performances
Great Performances
G-Thing
G-Thing
Noisey
Noisey
Larrymania
Larrymania
Country Music Awards
Country Music Awards
Big Time Rush
Big Time Rush
Country's Family Reunion
Country's Family Reunion
Billboard Music Awards
Billboard Music Awards
The American Music Awards
The American Music Awards
Sound Advice
Sound Advice
The Monkees
The Monkees
Nashville Country Revival
Nashville Country Revival
American Idol
American Idol
The Joey and Rory Show
The Joey and Rory Show
Soul Train Music Awards
Soul Train Music Awards
On The Run Tour: Beyonce and Jay Z
On The Run Tour: Beyonce and Jay Z
Make It Pop
Make It Pop
TeenNick Top 10
TeenNick Top 10
Big Freedia: Queen of Bounce
Big Freedia: Queen of Bounce
Mollie B Polka Party
Mollie B Polka Party
Celtic Woman
Celtic Woman
Russell Simmons: Brave New Voices
Russell Simmons: Brave New Voices
Keeping Score
Keeping Score
Jimi Hendrix: The Uncut Story
Jimi Hendrix: The Uncut Story
iShine KNECT
iShine KNECT
Fridays: The Best of
Fridays: The Best of
Music Retro
Music Retro
Rewind: Music Videos Of The 80's and 90's
Rewind: Music Videos Of The 80's and 90's
Baby First's Nursery Rhymes
Baby First's Nursery Rhymes
BabyFirst's Easter Special
BabyFirst's Easter Special
School of Rock
School of Rock
Naxos Musical Journeys
Naxos Musical Journeys
La Banda
La Banda
Nature Relaxation
Nature Relaxation
Barenboim and the Berliner Philharmoniker - Mozart Piano Concerto 20-27
Barenboim and the Berliner Philharmoniker - Mozart Piano Concerto 20-27
CMT Music Awards
CMT Music Awards
Celebration of Gospel
Celebration of Gospel
Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison
Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison
KPOP STAR 2
KPOP STAR 2
Neil Young
Neil Young
AXS TV Concerts
AXS TV Concerts
The Sing Off
The Sing Off
Later with Jools Holland
Later with Jools Holland
Dance Academy
Dance Academy
R&B Divas
R&B Divas
Apollo Live
Apollo Live
Hillsong
Hillsong
La Voz Kids
La Voz Kids
Chasing Nashville
Chasing Nashville
The Marty Stuart Show
The Marty Stuart Show
Most Popular on YouTube Right Now
Most Popular on YouTube Right Now
The Willis Family
The Willis Family
Adele Live in New York City
Adele Live in New York City
Bluegrass Underground
Bluegrass Underground
Clash Of The Choirs
Clash Of The Choirs
CMT Top 20 Countdown
CMT Top 20 Countdown
The Choir
The Choir
Learn To Play The Banjo
Learn To Play The Banjo
CMA Country Christmas
CMA Country Christmas
Linkin Park
Linkin Park
Keith Urban
Keith Urban
Selena Gomez
Selena Gomez
Snoop Dogg Music
Snoop Dogg Music
Majors & Minors
Majors & Minors
Pop-Up Video
Pop-Up Video
Karaoke - Children's
Karaoke - Children's
Katy Perry
Katy Perry