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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
Country Music Awards
Country Music Awards
Tamar & Vince
Tamar & Vince
UnSung
UnSung
CMT Music Awards
CMT Music Awards
On The Run Tour: Beyonce and Jay Z
On The Run Tour: Beyonce and Jay Z
Austin City Limits
Austin City Limits
Big Time Rush
Big Time Rush
TeenNick Top 10
TeenNick Top 10
American Idol
American Idol
Mac Miller and the Most Dope Family
Mac Miller and the Most Dope Family
Foo Fighters Sonic Highways
Foo Fighters Sonic Highways
Uta no Prince Sama
Uta no Prince Sama
Most Popular on YouTube Right Now
Most Popular on YouTube Right Now
Top 100 Hip Hop Hits
Top 100 Hip Hop Hits
K. Michelle: My Life
K. Michelle: My Life
Songs & Rhymes
Songs & Rhymes
Country's Family Reunion
Country's Family Reunion
The Grammys
The Grammys
Soul Train Music Awards
Soul Train Music Awards
Larrymania
Larrymania
The Monkees
The Monkees
Metal Evolution
Metal Evolution
La Voz Kids
La Voz Kids
The Lawrence Welk Show
The Lawrence Welk Show
The Sing Off
The Sing Off
CMT Crossroads
CMT Crossroads
KPOP STAR 2
KPOP STAR 2
Smash
Smash
Five Fingers
Five Fingers
Celtic Woman
Celtic Woman
Mary Mary
Mary Mary
Fix My Choir
Fix My Choir
VSpot Top 20 Countdown
VSpot Top 20 Countdown
Jack's Big Music Show
Jack's Big Music Show
Johnny Cash: Song by Song
Johnny Cash: Song by Song
K-Pop Extreme Survival
K-Pop Extreme Survival
CMT Top 20 Countdown
CMT Top 20 Countdown
Chasing Nashville
Chasing Nashville
CMA Music Festival
CMA Music Festival
The American Music Awards
The American Music Awards
Neil Young
Neil Young
Top 20 Country Countdown
Top 20 Country Countdown
The Joey and Rory Show
The Joey and Rory Show
Dance Academy (UK)
Dance Academy (UK)
Learn To Play The Banjo
Learn To Play The Banjo
Mollie B Polka Party
Mollie B Polka Party
CMA Country Christmas
CMA Country Christmas
Selena Gomez
Selena Gomez
Browsers
Browsers
Mr. Dynamite: The Rise of James Brown
Mr. Dynamite: The Rise of James Brown
The Marty Stuart Show
The Marty Stuart Show
Live From Lincoln Center
Live From Lincoln Center
Monstar
Monstar
Beyonce: X10: The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour
Beyonce: X10: The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour
Katy Perry
Katy Perry
Great Performances
Great Performances
Grace Potter & The Nocturnals Music
Grace Potter & The Nocturnals Music
The Tanning of America
The Tanning of America
The Metropolitan Opera
The Metropolitan Opera
Pop-Up Video
Pop-Up Video
Music and the Spoken Word
Music and the Spoken Word
The Sound of Music Live!
The Sound of Music Live!
Big SMO
Big SMO
The Best of The Ed Sullivan Show
The Best of The Ed Sullivan Show
Peter Pan Live
Peter Pan Live
Inkigayo
Inkigayo
Apollo Live
Apollo Live
VH1 Divas
VH1 Divas
Zac Brown Band Music
Zac Brown Band Music
Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison
Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison
KPOP STAR 3
KPOP STAR 3
Marty Stuart
Marty Stuart
Hillsong
Hillsong
Broadway or Bust
Broadway or Bust
The Choir
The Choir
History of the Eagles
History of the Eagles
The Concert for Valor
The Concert for Valor
This Is Justin Bieber
This Is Justin Bieber
Jimi Hendrix: The Uncut Story
Jimi Hendrix: The Uncut Story
Snoop Dogg Music
Snoop Dogg Music
Top 10 Rappers
Top 10 Rappers
Keeping Score
Keeping Score
Ex Wives of Rock
Ex Wives of Rock
360 sessions
360 sessions
The Hustle
The Hustle
Karaoke - 4th of July
Karaoke - 4th of July
Later with Jools Holland
Later with Jools Holland
First Love Series 2
First Love Series 2
Josh Groban
Josh Groban
The Wanted Life
The Wanted Life
Live From Abbey Road
Live From Abbey Road
Insane Clown Posse Theater
Insane Clown Posse Theater
Forever Jones
Forever Jones
Raiders of Rock
Raiders of Rock
Dance Academy (US)
Dance Academy (US)
From the Basement
From the Basement