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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UnSung
UnSung
Dance Moms
Dance Moms
Glee
Glee
The Voice
The Voice
CMT Music Awards
CMT Music Awards
Big Freedia: Queen of Bounce
Big Freedia: Queen of Bounce
Big Time Rush
Big Time Rush
Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood
Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood
CMT Crossroads
CMT Crossroads
Rock This Boat: New Kids on the Block
Rock This Boat: New Kids on the Block
Mary Mary
Mary Mary
Austin City Limits
Austin City Limits
Nellyville
Nellyville
Billboard Music Awards
Billboard Music Awards
Grease: Live
Grease: Live
Make It Pop
Make It Pop
Uta no Prince Sama
Uta no Prince Sama
American Idol
American Idol
Smash
Smash
La Voz Kids
La Voz Kids
Chasing Destiny
Chasing Destiny
School of Rock
School of Rock
Star Darlings
Star Darlings
The Late Late Show with James Corden
The Late Late Show with James Corden
Mac Miller and the Most Dope Family
Mac Miller and the Most Dope Family
The Willis Family
The Willis Family
Jack's Big Music Show
Jack's Big Music Show
Freestyle Love Supreme
Freestyle Love Supreme
K-Pop Extreme Survival
K-Pop Extreme Survival
Dance Academy
Dance Academy
Christina Milian Turned Up
Christina Milian Turned Up
The Sing Off
The Sing Off
Vinyl
Vinyl
Ex Wives of Rock
Ex Wives of Rock
The Lawrence Welk Show
The Lawrence Welk Show
I'm In The Band
I'm In The Band
Live From Lincoln Center
Live From Lincoln Center
Metal Evolution
Metal Evolution
Fresh Beat Band of Spies
Fresh Beat Band of Spies
Larrymania
Larrymania
Johnny Cash: Song by Song
Johnny Cash: Song by Song
Mollie B Polka Party
Mollie B Polka Party
The Joey and Rory Show
The Joey and Rory Show
TeenNick Top 10
TeenNick Top 10
Soul Train Music Awards
Soul Train Music Awards
R&B Divas
R&B Divas
Country's Family Reunion
Country's Family Reunion
The Grammys
The Grammys
Top 20 Country Countdown
Top 20 Country Countdown
Celtic Woman
Celtic Woman
Dev
Dev
On The Run Tour: Beyonce and Jay Z
On The Run Tour: Beyonce and Jay Z
Dance Academy
Dance Academy
Tamar & Vince
Tamar & Vince
Hillsong
Hillsong
Passion
Passion
Peter Pan Live!
Peter Pan Live!
Country Music Awards
Country Music Awards
VIP Access
VIP Access
CMT Top 20 Countdown
CMT Top 20 Countdown
Browsers
Browsers
CMA Music Festival
CMA Music Festival
Later with Jools Holland
Later with Jools Holland
Top 10 Rappers
Top 10 Rappers
American Country Awards
American Country Awards
Linkin Park
Linkin Park
Gorillaz
Gorillaz
Black Girls Rock!
Black Girls Rock!
Apollo Live
Apollo Live
KPOP STAR 2
KPOP STAR 2
Dear Mom, Love Cher
Dear Mom, Love Cher
Beat Girl
Beat Girl
Forever Jones
Forever Jones
Marty Stuart
Marty Stuart
Songs & Rhymes
Songs & Rhymes
I Love the 2000s
I Love the 2000s
Baby First's Nursery Rhymes
Baby First's Nursery Rhymes
Justin Bieber: The Next Chapter
Justin Bieber: The Next Chapter
The Radio Disney Music Awards
The Radio Disney Music Awards
Live From Abbey Road
Live From Abbey Road
Great Performances
Great Performances
Embedded
Embedded
The American Music Awards
The American Music Awards
Celebrity Rap Superstar
Celebrity Rap Superstar
Karaoke - Christian
Karaoke - Christian
Learn To Play The Beatles
Learn To Play The Beatles
I'd Do Anything
I'd Do Anything
What About Me?
What About Me?
Selena Gomez
Selena Gomez
Death Cab For Cutie
Death Cab For Cutie
Top 100 Hip Hop Hits
Top 100 Hip Hop Hits
iHeartRadio Music Festival
iHeartRadio Music Festival
Beyonce: Life Is But a Dream
Beyonce: Life Is But a Dream
Neil Young
Neil Young
TobyMac
TobyMac
Monstar
Monstar
The Hustle
The Hustle
iShine KNECT
iShine KNECT
Music Mavericks
Music Mavericks
Concrete Country
Concrete Country