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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The Voice
The Voice
Dance Moms
Dance Moms
Mary Mary
Mary Mary
Vinyl
Vinyl
American Idol
American Idol
Glee
Glee
Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood
Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood
UnSung
UnSung
La Voz Kids
La Voz Kids
The Willis Family
The Willis Family
Big Time Rush
Big Time Rush
Top 20 Country Countdown
Top 20 Country Countdown
Austin City Limits
Austin City Limits
Grease: Live
Grease: Live
Beyonce: Life Is But a Dream
Beyonce: Life Is But a Dream
On The Run Tour: Beyonce and Jay Z
On The Run Tour: Beyonce and Jay Z
Mac Miller and the Most Dope Family
Mac Miller and the Most Dope Family
CMT Crossroads
CMT Crossroads
Make It Pop
Make It Pop
The Radio Disney Music Awards
The Radio Disney Music Awards
Smash
Smash
KPOP STAR 2
KPOP STAR 2
Chasing Destiny
Chasing Destiny
Johnny Cash: Song by Song
Johnny Cash: Song by Song
KPOP STAR 3
KPOP STAR 3
Foo Fighters Sonic Highways
Foo Fighters Sonic Highways
Dance Academy
Dance Academy
K. Michelle: My Life
K. Michelle: My Life
The Grammys
The Grammys
Selena Gomez
Selena Gomez
The Lawrence Welk Show
The Lawrence Welk Show
KPOP STAR 5
KPOP STAR 5
Celtic Woman
Celtic Woman
K-Pop Extreme Survival
K-Pop Extreme Survival
Tamar & Vince
Tamar & Vince
TeenNick Top 10
TeenNick Top 10
Songs & Rhymes
Songs & Rhymes
Beyonce: X10: The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour
Beyonce: X10: The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour
Country's Family Reunion
Country's Family Reunion
Larrymania
Larrymania
The Monkees
The Monkees
Mollie B Polka Party
Mollie B Polka Party
The Late Late Show with James Corden
The Late Late Show with James Corden
The Sing Off
The Sing Off
Katy Perry
Katy Perry
Uta no Prince Sama
Uta no Prince Sama
Freestyle Love Supreme
Freestyle Love Supreme
Nellyville
Nellyville
The Joey and Rory Show
The Joey and Rory Show
CMT Music Awards
CMT Music Awards
Country Music Awards
Country Music Awards
I'm In The Band
I'm In The Band
Learn To Play The Banjo
Learn To Play The Banjo
R&B Divas
R&B Divas
History of the Eagles
History of the Eagles
The Marty Stuart Show
The Marty Stuart Show
Mr. Dynamite: The Rise of James Brown
Mr. Dynamite: The Rise of James Brown
Fresh Beat Band of Spies
Fresh Beat Band of Spies
School of Rock
School of Rock
Soul Train Music Awards
Soul Train Music Awards
Celebration of Gospel
Celebration of Gospel
Jack's Big Music Show
Jack's Big Music Show
Norah Jones
Norah Jones
Black Girls Rock!
Black Girls Rock!
Billboard Music Awards
Billboard Music Awards
Neil Young
Neil Young
Marty Stuart
Marty Stuart
AXS TV Concerts
AXS TV Concerts
The Metropolitan Opera
The Metropolitan Opera
Baby First's Nursery Rhymes
Baby First's Nursery Rhymes
Most Popular on YouTube Right Now
Most Popular on YouTube Right Now
Music Videos
Music Videos
Noisey
Noisey
The Passion
The Passion
VSpot Top 20 Countdown
VSpot Top 20 Countdown
The American Music Awards
The American Music Awards
Thirty Seconds to Mars
Thirty Seconds to Mars
Poison
Poison
Pop-Up Video
Pop-Up Video
Hillsong
Hillsong
The Hustle
The Hustle
VEVO LIFT
VEVO LIFT
Adele: Someone Like Me
Adele: Someone Like Me
Christina Milian Turned Up
Christina Milian Turned Up
Barber Battle
Barber Battle
Star Darlings
Star Darlings
Ya Era Hora con Erika y Eduardo
Ya Era Hora con Erika y Eduardo
Live From Abbey Road
Live From Abbey Road
Backstage Pass
Backstage Pass
Live From Lincoln Center
Live From Lincoln Center
CMT Top 20 Countdown
CMT Top 20 Countdown
Invitation Only
Invitation Only
The Best of The Ed Sullivan Show
The Best of The Ed Sullivan Show
Learn To Play The Drums
Learn To Play The Drums
Top 10 Rappers
Top 10 Rappers
Esta Noche Big Band Nunez
Esta Noche Big Band Nunez
The Sissy Duckling
The Sissy Duckling
What About Me?
What About Me?
The Music in Me: Children's Recitals
The Music in Me: Children's Recitals
Russell Simmons: Brave New Voices
Russell Simmons: Brave New Voices