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.

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Dance Moms
Dance Moms
The Voice
The Voice
Glee
Glee
Billboard Music Awards
Billboard Music Awards
Big Time Rush
Big Time Rush
American Idol
American Idol
Smash
Smash
La Voz Kids
La Voz Kids
Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood
Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood
UnSung
UnSung
Make It Pop
Make It Pop
Nellyville
Nellyville
Mac Miller and the Most Dope Family
Mac Miller and the Most Dope Family
Foo Fighters Sonic Highways
Foo Fighters Sonic Highways
Top 20 Country Countdown
Top 20 Country Countdown
K-Pop Extreme Survival
K-Pop Extreme Survival
The Late Late Show with James Corden
The Late Late Show with James Corden
Chasing The Saturdays
Chasing The Saturdays
The Willis Family
The Willis Family
Mary Mary
Mary Mary
KPOP STAR 2
KPOP STAR 2
Dance Academy (UK)
Dance Academy (UK)
I Can Do That
I Can Do That
Austin City Limits
Austin City Limits
I'm In The Band
I'm In The Band
Larrymania
Larrymania
Tamar & Vince
Tamar & Vince
The American Music Awards
The American Music Awards
The Monkees
The Monkees
Uta no Prince Sama
Uta no Prince Sama
Dancing On The Edge
Dancing On The Edge
KPOP STAR 3
KPOP STAR 3
On The Run Tour: Beyonce and Jay Z
On The Run Tour: Beyonce and Jay Z
K. Michelle: My Life
K. Michelle: My Life
Copycat
Copycat
Celtic Woman
Celtic Woman
CMT Crossroads
CMT Crossroads
Big Freedia: Queen of Bounce
Big Freedia: Queen of Bounce
Jack's Big Music Show
Jack's Big Music Show
Selena Gomez
Selena Gomez
Johnny Cash: Song by Song
Johnny Cash: Song by Song
Live From Lincoln Center
Live From Lincoln Center
Katy Perry
Katy Perry
Much Music Video Awards
Much Music Video Awards
Country's Family Reunion
Country's Family Reunion
The Grammys
The Grammys
Learn To Play The Banjo
Learn To Play The Banjo
My Music
My Music
CMT Music Awards
CMT Music Awards
The Sing Off
The Sing Off
R&B Divas
R&B Divas
The Radio Disney Music Awards
The Radio Disney Music Awards
Soul Train Music Awards
Soul Train Music Awards
Metal Evolution
Metal Evolution
Hangout Festival
Hangout Festival
YTF
YTF
Ex Wives of Rock
Ex Wives of Rock
The Marty Stuart Show
The Marty Stuart Show
Songs & Rhymes
Songs & Rhymes
Karaoke - 4th of July
Karaoke - 4th of July
What About Me?
What About Me?
Pop-Up Video
Pop-Up Video
Inkigayo
Inkigayo
iHeartRadio Music Festival
iHeartRadio Music Festival
The Lawrence Welk Show
The Lawrence Welk Show
Josh Groban
Josh Groban
Beyonce: X10: The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour
Beyonce: X10: The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour
Peter Pan Live!
Peter Pan Live!
First Love Series 2
First Love Series 2
Mr. Dynamite: The Rise of James Brown
Mr. Dynamite: The Rise of James Brown
Rock This Boat: New Kids on the Block
Rock This Boat: New Kids on the Block
Great Performances
Great Performances
The Best of The Ed Sullivan Show
The Best of The Ed Sullivan Show
American Country Awards
American Country Awards
Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison
Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison
Snoop Dogg Music
Snoop Dogg Music
Foreigner: Live in Chicago
Foreigner: Live in Chicago
Five Fingers
Five Fingers
History of the Eagles
History of the Eagles
The Lylas
The Lylas
Presleys' Country Jubilee
Presleys' Country Jubilee
The Tanning of America
The Tanning of America
Adele: Someone Like Me
Adele: Someone Like Me
Christina Milian Turned Up
Christina Milian Turned Up
VIP Access
VIP Access
Real Magic TV
Real Magic TV
The Choir
The Choir
Later with Jools Holland
Later with Jools Holland
Karaoke - Standards
Karaoke - Standards
Learn To Play The Drums
Learn To Play The Drums
Sick Puppies
Sick Puppies
World Music
World Music
Paramore
Paramore
Zac Brown Band Music
Zac Brown Band Music
Ben Harper Music
Ben Harper Music
Poison
Poison
UNCF An Evening of Stars
UNCF An Evening of Stars
Roxwel
Roxwel
Inside the Music
Inside the Music
Justin Hines: Live in Concert
Justin Hines: Live in Concert