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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Dance Moms
Dance Moms
The Voice
The Voice
UnSung
UnSung
Glee
Glee
Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood
Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood
Mac Miller and the Most Dope Family
Mac Miller and the Most Dope Family
Big Time Rush
Big Time Rush
Nellyville
Nellyville
Larrymania
Larrymania
Mr. Robinson
Mr. Robinson
American Idol
American Idol
K-Pop Extreme Survival
K-Pop Extreme Survival
Big SMO
Big SMO
Make It Pop
Make It Pop
I'm In The Band
I'm In The Band
Mary Mary
Mary Mary
Uta no Prince Sama
Uta no Prince Sama
Top 20 Country Countdown
Top 20 Country Countdown
TeenNick Top 10
TeenNick Top 10
Smash
Smash
Tamar & Vince
Tamar & Vince
CMA Music Festival
CMA Music Festival
CMT Crossroads
CMT Crossroads
Austin City Limits
Austin City Limits
VH1 News
VH1 News
La Voz Kids
La Voz Kids
Foo Fighters Sonic Highways
Foo Fighters Sonic Highways
On The Run Tour: Beyonce and Jay Z
On The Run Tour: Beyonce and Jay Z
KPOP STAR 3
KPOP STAR 3
Jack's Big Music Show
Jack's Big Music Show
Dance Academy (UK)
Dance Academy (UK)
R&B Divas
R&B Divas
The Sing Off
The Sing Off
Johnny Cash: Song by Song
Johnny Cash: Song by Song
Big Freedia: Queen of Bounce
Big Freedia: Queen of Bounce
The Late Late Show with James Corden
The Late Late Show with James Corden
The Joey and Rory Show
The Joey and Rory Show
KPOP STAR 2
KPOP STAR 2
What About Me?
What About Me?
The Wanted Life
The Wanted Life
The Monkees
The Monkees
Songs & Rhymes
Songs & Rhymes
Beyonce: X10: The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour
Beyonce: X10: The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour
Peter Pan Live!
Peter Pan Live!
Soul Train Music Awards
Soul Train Music Awards
Live From Lincoln Center
Live From Lincoln Center
The Grammys
The Grammys
Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison
Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison
Selena Gomez
Selena Gomez
Katy Perry
Katy Perry
The Marty Stuart Show
The Marty Stuart Show
Country's Family Reunion
Country's Family Reunion
Chasing Nashville
Chasing Nashville
Revolt Live
Revolt Live
The Willis Family
The Willis Family
Sing It On
Sing It On
Live From Abbey Road
Live From Abbey Road
Country Music Awards
Country Music Awards
Celtic Woman
Celtic Woman
Top 10 Rappers
Top 10 Rappers
Zac Brown Band Music
Zac Brown Band Music
Snoop Dogg Music
Snoop Dogg Music
Metal Evolution
Metal Evolution
The Lawrence Welk Show
The Lawrence Welk Show
R&B Divas: LA
R&B Divas: LA
Fridays: The Best of
Fridays: The Best of
Baby First's Nursery Rhymes
Baby First's Nursery Rhymes
Most Popular on YouTube Right Now
Most Popular on YouTube Right Now
K. Michelle: My Life
K. Michelle: My Life
Nicki Manaj: My Time Again
Nicki Manaj: My Time Again
VSpot Top 20 Countdown
VSpot Top 20 Countdown
CMT Music Awards
CMT Music Awards
The Best of The Ed Sullivan Show
The Best of The Ed Sullivan Show
Learn To Play The Banjo
Learn To Play The Banjo
Learn To Play The Drums
Learn To Play The Drums
Ex Wives of Rock
Ex Wives of Rock
Browsers
Browsers
Dear Mom, Love Cher
Dear Mom, Love Cher
The Tanning of America
The Tanning of America
Much Music Video Awards
Much Music Video Awards
Music and the Spoken Word
Music and the Spoken Word
The American Music Awards
The American Music Awards
Later with Jools Holland
Later with Jools Holland
Beastie Boys
Beastie Boys
Keith Urban
Keith Urban
Legends of Jazz
Legends of Jazz
Poison
Poison
Jimi Hendrix: The Uncut Story
Jimi Hendrix: The Uncut Story
Five Fingers
Five Fingers
iHeartRadio Music Festival
iHeartRadio Music Festival
History of the Eagles
History of the Eagles
Passion
Passion
The Liberace Show
The Liberace Show
iShine KNECT
iShine KNECT
Guitar Center Sessions
Guitar Center Sessions
Presleys' Country Jubilee
Presleys' Country Jubilee
Video Killed the Radio Star
Video Killed the Radio Star
The Message
The Message
Bath & Bed
Bath & Bed
I Love the 2000s
I Love the 2000s