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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Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood
Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood
Dance Moms
Dance Moms
UnSung
UnSung
Glee
Glee
The Voice
The Voice
Big Time Rush
Big Time Rush
Big Freedia: Queen of Bounce
Big Freedia: Queen of Bounce
Make It Pop
Make It Pop
CMA Music Festival
CMA Music Festival
Dancing On The Edge
Dancing On The Edge
Nellyville
Nellyville
Austin City Limits
Austin City Limits
American Idol
American Idol
Mary Mary
Mary Mary
Mac Miller and the Most Dope Family
Mac Miller and the Most Dope Family
Grease: Live
Grease: Live
Jack's Big Music Show
Jack's Big Music Show
Smash
Smash
I'm In The Band
I'm In The Band
Dance Academy
Dance Academy
Larrymania
Larrymania
CMT Crossroads
CMT Crossroads
Freestyle Love Supreme
Freestyle Love Supreme
CMT Music Awards
CMT Music Awards
Uta no Prince Sama
Uta no Prince Sama
The Willis Family
The Willis Family
Star Darlings
Star Darlings
Dance Academy
Dance Academy
Sing It On
Sing It On
School of Rock
School of Rock
Foo Fighters Sonic Highways
Foo Fighters Sonic Highways
Fresh Beat Band of Spies
Fresh Beat Band of Spies
Chasing Nashville
Chasing Nashville
K. Michelle: My Life
K. Michelle: My Life
Great Performances
Great Performances
Live From Lincoln Center
Live From Lincoln Center
Big SMO
Big SMO
Vinyl
Vinyl
Chasing Destiny
Chasing Destiny
Country's Family Reunion
Country's Family Reunion
Celtic Woman
Celtic Woman
Country Music Awards
Country Music Awards
Billboard Music Awards
Billboard Music Awards
R&B Divas
R&B Divas
Songs & Rhymes
Songs & Rhymes
Soul Train Music Awards
Soul Train Music Awards
La Voz Kids
La Voz Kids
AXS TV Concerts
AXS TV Concerts
The Lawrence Welk Show
The Lawrence Welk Show
The Late Late Show with James Corden
The Late Late Show with James Corden
The Sing Off
The Sing Off
Tamar & Vince
Tamar & Vince
TeenNick Top 10
TeenNick Top 10
On The Run Tour: Beyonce and Jay Z
On The Run Tour: Beyonce and Jay Z
The Grammys
The Grammys
The Choir
The Choir
K-Pop Extreme Survival
K-Pop Extreme Survival
Neil Young
Neil Young
Monstar
Monstar
Mollie B Polka Party
Mollie B Polka Party
The Marty Stuart Show
The Marty Stuart Show
Baby First's Nursery Rhymes
Baby First's Nursery Rhymes
CMT Top 20 Countdown
CMT Top 20 Countdown
Celebration of Gospel
Celebration of Gospel
Linkin Park
Linkin Park
Norah Jones
Norah Jones
Inkigayo
Inkigayo
Apollo Live
Apollo Live
Hillsong
Hillsong
Forever Jones
Forever Jones
Marty Stuart
Marty Stuart
I Love the 2000s
I Love the 2000s
Beyonce: X10: The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour
Beyonce: X10: The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour
Most Popular on YouTube Right Now
Most Popular on YouTube Right Now
My Music
My Music
Christina Milian Turned Up
Christina Milian Turned Up
Great Performances at the Met
Great Performances at the Met
Later with Jools Holland
Later with Jools Holland
Karaoke - Country
Karaoke - Country
Karaoke - Latin
Karaoke - Latin
Taylor Swift: Speak Now
Taylor Swift: Speak Now
Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison
Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison
Gorillaz
Gorillaz
Ra Ra Riot
Ra Ra Riot
Zac Brown Band Music
Zac Brown Band Music
Corinne Bailey Rae Music
Corinne Bailey Rae Music
Ben Harper Music
Ben Harper Music
Snoop Dogg Music
Snoop Dogg Music
Legends of Jazz
Legends of Jazz
The Wannabes
The Wannabes
How to Play Guitar: Acoustic Instrumental
How to Play Guitar: Acoustic Instrumental
This Is Justin Bieber
This Is Justin Bieber
Dev
Dev
YTF
YTF
Ex Wives of Rock
Ex Wives of Rock
M Countdown
M Countdown
Jjang!
Jjang!
History of the Eagles
History of the Eagles
Beyonce: Life Is But a Dream
Beyonce: Life Is But a Dream
Brit Awards
Brit Awards