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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
Glee
Glee
American Idol
American Idol
Mary Mary
Mary Mary
La Voz Kids
La Voz Kids
UnSung
UnSung
Top 20 Country Countdown
Top 20 Country Countdown
Big Time Rush
Big Time Rush
Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood
Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood
Mac Miller and the Most Dope Family
Mac Miller and the Most Dope Family
K-Pop Extreme Survival
K-Pop Extreme Survival
Austin City Limits
Austin City Limits
Country's Family Reunion
Country's Family Reunion
Big Freedia: Queen of Bounce
Big Freedia: Queen of Bounce
On The Run Tour: Beyonce and Jay Z
On The Run Tour: Beyonce and Jay Z
TeenNick Top 10
TeenNick Top 10
Larrymania
Larrymania
The Joey and Rory Show
The Joey and Rory Show
Dance Academy (UK)
Dance Academy (UK)
Tamar & Vince
Tamar & Vince
The Sing Off
The Sing Off
Smash
Smash
Learn To Play The Banjo
Learn To Play The Banjo
The Marty Stuart Show
The Marty Stuart Show
Mollie B Polka Party
Mollie B Polka Party
Revolt Live
Revolt Live
Celtic Woman
Celtic Woman
Foo Fighters Sonic Highways
Foo Fighters Sonic Highways
KPOP STAR 2
KPOP STAR 2
R&B Divas: LA
R&B Divas: LA
CMT Crossroads
CMT Crossroads
The Grammys
The Grammys
I'm In The Band
I'm In The Band
R&B Divas
R&B Divas
Katy Perry
Katy Perry
The Lawrence Welk Show
The Lawrence Welk Show
Top 100 Hip Hop Hits
Top 100 Hip Hop Hits
Johnny Cash: Song by Song
Johnny Cash: Song by Song
Uta no Prince Sama
Uta no Prince Sama
Josh Groban
Josh Groban
Peter Pan Live!
Peter Pan Live!
Jack's Big Music Show
Jack's Big Music Show
Songs & Rhymes
Songs & Rhymes
What About Me?
What About Me?
Soul Train Music Awards
Soul Train Music Awards
The Monkees
The Monkees
Zac Brown Band Music
Zac Brown Band Music
Selena Gomez
Selena Gomez
Nellyville
Nellyville
The Sound of Music Live!
The Sound of Music Live!
KPOP STAR 3
KPOP STAR 3
The Best of The Ed Sullivan Show
The Best of The Ed Sullivan Show
The American Music Awards
The American Music Awards
History of the Eagles
History of the Eagles
Metal Evolution
Metal Evolution
Ex Wives of Rock
Ex Wives of Rock
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Concert
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Concert
CMT Music Awards
CMT Music Awards
Copycat
Copycat
World Music
World Music
Live From Lincoln Center
Live From Lincoln Center
Beyonce: X10: The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour
Beyonce: X10: The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour
Monstar
Monstar
Christina Milian Turned Up
Christina Milian Turned Up
AXS TV Concerts
AXS TV Concerts
Country Music Awards
Country Music Awards
The Metropolitan Opera
The Metropolitan Opera
Neil Young
Neil Young
Later with Jools Holland
Later with Jools Holland
CMT Top 20 Countdown
CMT Top 20 Countdown
Keith Urban
Keith Urban
Presleys' Country Jubilee
Presleys' Country Jubilee
One Direction: The TV Special
One Direction: The TV Special
Music and the Spoken Word
Music and the Spoken Word
VSpot Top 20 Countdown
VSpot Top 20 Countdown
Learn To Play The Drums
Learn To Play The Drums
Celebration of Gospel
Celebration of Gospel
Neil Patrick Harris
Neil Patrick Harris
Midwest Country
Midwest Country
Fix My Choir
Fix My Choir
Charlamagne and Friends
Charlamagne and Friends
Chasing Nashville
Chasing Nashville
Browsers
Browsers
Apollo Live
Apollo Live
Mr. Dynamite: The Rise of James Brown
Mr. Dynamite: The Rise of James Brown
The Sound of Music (TV)
The Sound of Music (TV)
Crazy Hearts: Nashville
Crazy Hearts: Nashville
CMA Music Festival
CMA Music Festival
Chasing The Saturdays
Chasing The Saturdays
Karaoke - 4th of July
Karaoke - 4th of July
First Love Series 2
First Love Series 2
Most Popular on YouTube Right Now
Most Popular on YouTube Right Now
Inkigayo
Inkigayo
Music Mavericks
Music Mavericks
This Is Justin Bieber
This Is Justin Bieber
Billboard Music Awards
Billboard Music Awards
Jason Mraz Music
Jason Mraz Music
Top 10 Rappers
Top 10 Rappers
Lady Antebellum
Lady Antebellum
Rock This Boat: New Kids on the Block
Rock This Boat: New Kids on the Block
Adele: Someone Like Me
Adele: Someone Like Me
Dear Mom, Love Cher
Dear Mom, Love Cher
Nicki Manaj: My Time Again
Nicki Manaj: My Time Again
Dance Academy (US)
Dance Academy (US)
Great Performances
Great Performances
Big SMO
Big SMO
Beyonce: Life Is But a Dream
Beyonce: Life Is But a Dream
The Wanted Life
The Wanted Life
Beat Girl
Beat Girl
Marty Stuart
Marty Stuart
Shania: Still the One Live From Vegas
Shania: Still the One Live From Vegas
Jack Johnson
Jack Johnson
Roxwel
Roxwel
Pop-Up Video
Pop-Up Video
The Liberace Show
The Liberace Show
Forever Jones
Forever Jones
The Hustle
The Hustle
Brit Awards
Brit Awards
EmSee
EmSee
Backstory
Backstory
Inside the Music
Inside the Music
My Music
My Music
Street Kings
Street Kings
Culture Pop
Culture Pop
The Lylas
The Lylas
Top 100 Party Playlist
Top 100 Party Playlist
Drum Heads
Drum Heads
I Love the 2000s
I Love the 2000s
Suave Says
Suave Says
Justin Hines: Live in Concert
Justin Hines: Live in Concert
Song by Song
Song by Song
Great American Heroes
Great American Heroes
Hillsong
Hillsong
Hangout Festival
Hangout Festival
Passion
Passion
Michael Buble's Christmas in New York
Michael Buble's Christmas in New York
Chance To Dance
Chance To Dance
Pop Fan
Pop Fan
Real Magic TV
Real Magic TV
Snoop Dogg Music
Snoop Dogg Music
Paramore
Paramore
Learn To Play Country Music
Learn To Play Country Music
mtvU Woodie Awards
mtvU Woodie Awards
Ben Harper Music
Ben Harper Music
Gleeful: The Real Show Choirs of America
Gleeful: The Real Show Choirs of America
Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison
Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison
Dave Matthews Band Music
Dave Matthews Band Music
Soundstage
Soundstage
Karaoke - Standards
Karaoke - Standards
Swedish House Mafia
Swedish House Mafia
Poison
Poison
American Country Awards
American Country Awards
Thirty Seconds to Mars
Thirty Seconds to Mars
UNCF An Evening of Stars
UNCF An Evening of Stars
Corinne Bailey Rae Music
Corinne Bailey Rae Music
Karaoke - Pop
Karaoke - Pop
Karaoke - R&B & Hip-Hop
Karaoke - R&B & Hip-Hop
TruCountry
TruCountry
Karaoke - Rock
Karaoke - Rock
For the Love of Music: The Story of Nashville
For the Love of Music: The Story of Nashville
Michael Buble's 3rd Annual Christmas Special
Michael Buble's 3rd Annual Christmas Special
Michael Buble Home For The Holidays
Michael Buble Home For The Holidays
Karaoke - Showtunes
Karaoke - Showtunes
Guitar Center Sessions
Guitar Center Sessions
The Collective
The Collective
Fuse at SXSW
Fuse at SXSW
The Tanning of America
The Tanning of America
Karaoke - Country
Karaoke - Country
Karaoke - Specialty
Karaoke - Specialty
Kara Stargraphy
Kara Stargraphy
Karaoke - Latin
Karaoke - Latin
Playing It Forward
Playing It Forward
The Penny Gilley Show
The Penny Gilley Show
Shotgun Red Variety Show
Shotgun Red Variety Show
Trending 10
Trending 10
Lady Gaga & The Muppets' Holiday Spectacular
Lady Gaga & The Muppets' Holiday Spectacular
Learn To Play Folk Music
Learn To Play Folk Music
Cassadee Pope: Frame by Frame
Cassadee Pope: Frame by Frame
Learn To Play The Bass
Learn To Play The Bass
Learn To Play The Beatles
Learn To Play The Beatles
CMT Specials
CMT Specials
Kelly Clarkson's Cautionary Christmas Music Tale
Kelly Clarkson's Cautionary Christmas Music Tale
Esta Noche Big Band Nunez
Esta Noche Big Band Nunez
Broadway Bash
Broadway Bash
G-Thing
G-Thing
Insane Clown Posse Theater
Insane Clown Posse Theater
The World's Greatest Tribute Bands
The World's Greatest Tribute Bands
Sound Advice
Sound Advice
Learn To Play Classical Guitar
Learn To Play Classical Guitar
The Music City Show
The Music City Show
Learn To Play 2000's Rock
Learn To Play 2000's Rock
K-Pop Hero
K-Pop Hero
Dancing On The Edge
Dancing On The Edge
Learn To Play 50's And 60's Rock
Learn To Play 50's And 60's Rock
Learn To Play 70's And 80's Rock
Learn To Play 70's And 80's Rock
Wall to Wall
Wall to Wall
Icons Among Us (2009)
Icons Among Us (2009)
Learn To Play 90's Rock
Learn To Play 90's Rock
Learn To Play Acoustic Instrumental
Learn To Play Acoustic Instrumental