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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Glee
Glee
The Voice
The Voice
Big Time Rush
Big Time Rush
Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood
Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood
The American Music Awards
The American Music Awards
CMA Country Christmas
CMA Country Christmas
Dance Moms
Dance Moms
UnSung
UnSung
La Banda
La Banda
Country Music Awards
Country Music Awards
Freestyle Love Supreme
Freestyle Love Supreme
Soul Train Music Awards
Soul Train Music Awards
The Lawrence Welk Show
The Lawrence Welk Show
CMT Crossroads
CMT Crossroads
Mac Miller and the Most Dope Family
Mac Miller and the Most Dope Family
Austin City Limits
Austin City Limits
CMT Music Awards
CMT Music Awards
Make It Pop
Make It Pop
American Idol
American Idol
Nellyville
Nellyville
The Late Late Show with James Corden
The Late Late Show with James Corden
Mary Mary
Mary Mary
Great Performances
Great Performances
Uta no Prince Sama
Uta no Prince Sama
Tamar & Vince
Tamar & Vince
Larrymania
Larrymania
Smash
Smash
Live From Lincoln Center
Live From Lincoln Center
School of Rock
School of Rock
Beyonce: X10: The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour
Beyonce: X10: The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour
Handel's Messiah
Handel's Messiah
Harry
Harry
The Grammys
The Grammys
PBS Arts Fall Festival
PBS Arts Fall Festival
Fresh Beat Band of Spies
Fresh Beat Band of Spies
Celtic Woman
Celtic Woman
R&B Divas
R&B Divas
Baby First's Nursery Rhymes
Baby First's Nursery Rhymes
Songs & Rhymes
Songs & Rhymes
TeenNick Top 10
TeenNick Top 10
I'm In The Band
I'm In The Band
Dance Academy
Dance Academy
K-Pop Extreme Survival
K-Pop Extreme Survival
Foo Fighters Sonic Highways
Foo Fighters Sonic Highways
Star Darlings
Star Darlings
Lady Antebellum
Lady Antebellum
Big SMO
Big SMO
MTV Wonderland
MTV Wonderland
Country's Family Reunion
Country's Family Reunion
Big Freedia: Queen of Bounce
Big Freedia: Queen of Bounce
R&B Divas: LA
R&B Divas: LA
KPOP STAR 5
KPOP STAR 5
On The Run Tour: Beyonce and Jay Z
On The Run Tour: Beyonce and Jay Z
Jack's Big Music Show
Jack's Big Music Show
Billboard Music Awards
Billboard Music Awards
Mollie B Polka Party
Mollie B Polka Party
My Music
My Music
Clash of the Corps
Clash of the Corps
CMT Top 20 Countdown
CMT Top 20 Countdown
Beastie Boys
Beastie Boys
Snoop Dogg Music
Snoop Dogg Music
Dev
Dev
Jimi Hendrix: The Uncut Story
Jimi Hendrix: The Uncut Story
KPOP STAR 2
KPOP STAR 2
Neil Young
Neil Young
iShine KNECT
iShine KNECT
The Monkees
The Monkees
Music Retro
Music Retro
Rewind: Music Videos Of The 80's and 90's
Rewind: Music Videos Of The 80's and 90's
Nashville Country Revival
Nashville Country Revival
BabyFirst's Easter Special
BabyFirst's Easter Special
Naxos Musical Journeys
Naxos Musical Journeys
American Supergroup
American Supergroup
Nature Relaxation
Nature Relaxation
Barenboim and the Berliner Philharmoniker - Mozart Piano Concerto 20-27
Barenboim and the Berliner Philharmoniker - Mozart Piano Concerto 20-27
The Sing Off
The Sing Off
VH1 Divas
VH1 Divas
Celebration of Gospel
Celebration of Gospel
The Choir
The Choir
La Voz Kids
La Voz Kids
AXS TV Concerts
AXS TV Concerts
Top 20 Country Countdown
Top 20 Country Countdown
Nicki Manaj: My Time Again
Nicki Manaj: My Time Again
Michael Buble's Christmas in Hollywood
Michael Buble's Christmas in Hollywood
nugs.net Live Stash
nugs.net Live Stash
The Best of The Ed Sullivan Show
The Best of The Ed Sullivan Show
Later with Jools Holland
Later with Jools Holland
Selena Gomez
Selena Gomez
Pop-Up Video
Pop-Up Video
Hillsong
Hillsong
Music and the Spoken Word
Music and the Spoken Word
Most Popular on YouTube Right Now
Most Popular on YouTube Right Now
VEVO LIFT
VEVO LIFT
Christina Milian Turned Up
Christina Milian Turned Up
The Willis Family
The Willis Family
Adele Live in New York City
Adele Live in New York City
Bluegrass Underground
Bluegrass Underground
Metal Evolution
Metal Evolution
Fridays: The Best of
Fridays: The Best of
Karaoke - Christian
Karaoke - Christian