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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
Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood
Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood
Glee
Glee
Dance Moms
Dance Moms
On The Run Tour: Beyonce and Jay Z
On The Run Tour: Beyonce and Jay Z
American Idol
American Idol
UnSung
UnSung
Top 100 Hip Hop Hits
Top 100 Hip Hop Hits
Austin City Limits
Austin City Limits
Live From Lincoln Center
Live From Lincoln Center
Big Time Rush
Big Time Rush
CMT Top 20 Countdown
CMT Top 20 Countdown
TeenNick Top 10
TeenNick Top 10
Metal Evolution
Metal Evolution
KPOP STAR 2
KPOP STAR 2
Most Popular on YouTube Right Now
Most Popular on YouTube Right Now
Tamar & Vince
Tamar & Vince
The Best of The Ed Sullivan Show
The Best of The Ed Sullivan Show
Larrymania
Larrymania
K-Pop Extreme Survival
K-Pop Extreme Survival
La Voz Kids
La Voz Kids
Mollie B Polka Party
Mollie B Polka Party
The Joey and Rory Show
The Joey and Rory Show
Smash
Smash
Johnny Cash: Song by Song
Johnny Cash: Song by Song
Katy Perry
Katy Perry
Jack's Big Music Show
Jack's Big Music Show
Uta no Prince Sama
Uta no Prince Sama
CMT Music Awards
CMT Music Awards
Mary Mary
Mary Mary
The Monkees
The Monkees
CMT Crossroads
CMT Crossroads
The Lawrence Welk Show
The Lawrence Welk Show
Beyonce: Life Is But a Dream
Beyonce: Life Is But a Dream
Soul Train Music Awards
Soul Train Music Awards
The Sing Off
The Sing Off
Celtic Woman
Celtic Woman
Mac Miller and the Most Dope Family
Mac Miller and the Most Dope Family
Country's Family Reunion
Country's Family Reunion
Top 20 Country Countdown
Top 20 Country Countdown
The Marty Stuart Show
The Marty Stuart Show
Jimi Hendrix: The Uncut Story
Jimi Hendrix: The Uncut Story
VSpot Top 20 Countdown
VSpot Top 20 Countdown
R&B Divas: LA
R&B Divas: LA
Beyonce: X10: The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour
Beyonce: X10: The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour
R&B Divas
R&B Divas
I'm In The Band
I'm In The Band
Neil Young
Neil Young
Josh Groban
Josh Groban
History of the Eagles
History of the Eagles
The Sound of Music Live!
The Sound of Music Live!
Browsers
Browsers
Great Performances
Great Performances
Learn To Play The Banjo
Learn To Play The Banjo
Songs & Rhymes
Songs & Rhymes
Zac Brown Band Music
Zac Brown Band Music
Apollo Live
Apollo Live
Broadway or Bust
Broadway or Bust
Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison
Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison
Instant Jam
Instant Jam
Country Music Awards
Country Music Awards
The Metropolitan Opera
The Metropolitan Opera
Presleys' Country Jubilee
Presleys' Country Jubilee
Big Freedia: Queen of Bounce
Big Freedia: Queen of Bounce
My Music
My Music
Monstar
Monstar
Dance Academy (UK)
Dance Academy (UK)
Marty Stuart
Marty Stuart
Snoop Dogg Music
Snoop Dogg Music
iHeartRadio Music Festival
iHeartRadio Music Festival
VH1 Divas
VH1 Divas
Celebration of Gospel
Celebration of Gospel
Show! Music Core
Show! Music Core
The Liberace Show
The Liberace Show
Karaoke - 4th of July
Karaoke - 4th of July
Selena Gomez
Selena Gomez
360 sessions
360 sessions
Dear Mom, Love Cher
Dear Mom, Love Cher
Music and the Spoken Word
Music and the Spoken Word
The Wanted Life
The Wanted Life
A YoungArts Masterclass
A YoungArts Masterclass
Learn To Play The Drums
Learn To Play The Drums
The Choir
The Choir
Top 10 Rappers
Top 10 Rappers
Peter Pan Live
Peter Pan Live
KPOP STAR 3
KPOP STAR 3
Insane Clown Posse Theater
Insane Clown Posse Theater
Keith Urban
Keith Urban
Fashion Rocks
Fashion Rocks
Later with Jools Holland
Later with Jools Holland
Pop-Up Video
Pop-Up Video
From the Basement
From the Basement
CMA Country Christmas
CMA Country Christmas
Raiders of Rock
Raiders of Rock
The American Music Awards
The American Music Awards
Coldplay: Ghost Stories
Coldplay: Ghost Stories
What About Me?
What About Me?
This Is Justin Bieber
This Is Justin Bieber
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Concert
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Concert
CMA Music Festival
CMA Music Festival