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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
Glee
Glee
The Voice
The Voice
Big Time Rush
Big Time Rush
American Idol
American Idol
Make It Pop
Make It Pop
Mary Mary
Mary Mary
UnSung
UnSung
Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood
Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood
La Voz Kids
La Voz Kids
Mac Miller and the Most Dope Family
Mac Miller and the Most Dope Family
K-Pop Extreme Survival
K-Pop Extreme Survival
The American Music Awards
The American Music Awards
Country Music Awards
Country Music Awards
Austin City Limits
Austin City Limits
Top 20 Country Countdown
Top 20 Country Countdown
R&B Divas: LA
R&B Divas: LA
Black Girls Rock!
Black Girls Rock!
Larrymania
Larrymania
KPOP STAR 2
KPOP STAR 2
Smash
Smash
Uta no Prince Sama
Uta no Prince Sama
Tamar & Vince
Tamar & Vince
CMT Music Awards
CMT Music Awards
Dance Academy (UK)
Dance Academy (UK)
Nellyville
Nellyville
The Late Late Show with James Corden
The Late Late Show with James Corden
Live From Lincoln Center
Live From Lincoln Center
Big Freedia: Queen of Bounce
Big Freedia: Queen of Bounce
On The Run Tour: Beyonce and Jay Z
On The Run Tour: Beyonce and Jay Z
Foo Fighters Sonic Highways
Foo Fighters Sonic Highways
Great Performances
Great Performances
Learn To Play The Drums
Learn To Play The Drums
Peter Pan Live!
Peter Pan Live!
I'm In The Band
I'm In The Band
Celtic Woman
Celtic Woman
The Lawrence Welk Show
The Lawrence Welk Show
Jack's Big Music Show
Jack's Big Music Show
World Music
World Music
Country's Family Reunion
Country's Family Reunion
Copycat
Copycat
American Country Awards
American Country Awards
The Monkees
The Monkees
Most Popular on YouTube Right Now
Most Popular on YouTube Right Now
CMT Crossroads
CMT Crossroads
Top 100 Hip Hop Hits
Top 100 Hip Hop Hits
R&B Divas
R&B Divas
The Sing Off
The Sing Off
The Grammys
The Grammys
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Concert
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Concert
Learn To Play The Banjo
Learn To Play The Banjo
AXS TV Concerts
AXS TV Concerts
Much Music Video Awards
Much Music Video Awards
Johnny Cash: Song by Song
Johnny Cash: Song by Song
Beyonce: Life Is But a Dream
Beyonce: Life Is But a Dream
Fix My Choir
Fix My Choir
Soul Train Music Awards
Soul Train Music Awards
TeenNick Top 10
TeenNick Top 10
Chasing Nashville
Chasing Nashville
The Joey and Rory Show
The Joey and Rory Show
Music and the Spoken Word
Music and the Spoken Word
Beyonce: X10: The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour
Beyonce: X10: The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour
K. Michelle: My Life
K. Michelle: My Life
Christina Milian Turned Up
Christina Milian Turned Up
CMA Country Christmas
CMA Country Christmas
What About Me?
What About Me?
Selena Gomez
Selena Gomez
Snoop Dogg Music
Snoop Dogg Music
Pop-Up Video
Pop-Up Video
Ex Wives of Rock
Ex Wives of Rock
Monstar
Monstar
Josh Groban
Josh Groban
My Music
My Music
Karaoke - 4th of July
Karaoke - 4th of July
Inkigayo
Inkigayo
Dear Mom, Love Cher
Dear Mom, Love Cher
First Love Series 2
First Love Series 2
CMA Music Festival
CMA Music Festival
mtvU Woodie Awards
mtvU Woodie Awards
Norah Jones
Norah Jones
Foreigner: Live in Chicago
Foreigner: Live in Chicago
Jimi Hendrix: The Uncut Story
Jimi Hendrix: The Uncut Story
Chasing The Saturdays
Chasing The Saturdays
History of the Eagles
History of the Eagles
Neil Young
Neil Young
Marty Stuart
Marty Stuart
Mollie B Polka Party
Mollie B Polka Party
Presleys' Country Jubilee
Presleys' Country Jubilee
VIP Access
VIP Access
CMT Top 20 Countdown
CMT Top 20 Countdown
The Best of The Ed Sullivan Show
The Best of The Ed Sullivan Show
Celebration of Gospel
Celebration of Gospel
Real Magic TV
Real Magic TV
Karaoke - Standards
Karaoke - Standards
I'd Do Anything
I'd Do Anything
Keith Urban
Keith Urban
Paramore
Paramore
Swedish House Mafia
Swedish House Mafia
Zac Brown Band Music
Zac Brown Band Music
Dave Matthews Band Music
Dave Matthews Band Music
Corinne Bailey Rae Music
Corinne Bailey Rae Music
Ben Harper Music
Ben Harper Music
Poison
Poison
Metal Evolution
Metal Evolution
UNCF An Evening of Stars
UNCF An Evening of Stars
Roxwel
Roxwel
Inside the Music
Inside the Music
Katy Perry
Katy Perry
Billboard Music Awards
Billboard Music Awards
Chance To Dance
Chance To Dance
Hangout Festival
Hangout Festival
iHeartRadio Music Festival
iHeartRadio Music Festival
Justin Hines: Live in Concert
Justin Hines: Live in Concert
Drum Heads
Drum Heads
Top 100 Party Playlist
Top 100 Party Playlist
Apollo Live
Apollo Live
Passion
Passion
Beat Girl
Beat Girl
Forever Jones
Forever Jones
EmSee
EmSee
From the Basement
From the Basement
Culture Pop
Culture Pop
Street Kings
Street Kings
The Lylas
The Lylas
Dancing On The Edge
Dancing On The Edge
The Marty Stuart Show
The Marty Stuart Show
Big SMO
Big SMO
Songs & Rhymes
Songs & Rhymes
Mr. Dynamite: The Rise of James Brown
Mr. Dynamite: The Rise of James Brown
Suave Says
Suave Says
Discovering Lucy Angel
Discovering Lucy Angel
Nicki Manaj: My Time Again
Nicki Manaj: My Time Again
Shania: Still the One Live From Vegas
Shania: Still the One Live From Vegas
I Can Do That
I Can Do That
Live From Abbey Road
Live From Abbey Road
SoundMojo
SoundMojo
Clash Of The Choirs
Clash Of The Choirs
Studio DC: Almost Live
Studio DC: Almost Live
VSpot Top 20 Countdown
VSpot Top 20 Countdown
Soundstage
Soundstage
Rising Icons
Rising Icons
Barenaked Ladies: Talk To The Hand Live In Michigan
Barenaked Ladies: Talk To The Hand Live In Michigan
Embedded
Embedded
Backstage Pass
Backstage Pass
Carrie Underwood: An All-Star Holiday Special
Carrie Underwood: An All-Star Holiday Special
Jennifer Hudson: I'll Be Home For Christmas
Jennifer Hudson: I'll Be Home For Christmas
CMT Insider
CMT Insider
Invitation Only
Invitation Only
Private Sessions
Private Sessions
Celebrity Rap Superstar
Celebrity Rap Superstar
VH1 Divas
VH1 Divas
At the Concert Hall
At the Concert Hall
Great Performances at the Met
Great Performances at the Met
Miley Cyrus in London: Live at the O2
Miley Cyrus in London: Live at the O2
Hard N Heavy
Hard N Heavy
One EskimO
One EskimO
360 sessions
360 sessions
The Choir
The Choir
Later with Jools Holland
Later with Jools Holland
Karaoke - Christian
Karaoke - Christian
Karaoke - Christmas
Karaoke - Christmas
Karaoke - Country
Karaoke - Country
Karaoke - Specialty
Karaoke - Specialty
Karaoke - Latin
Karaoke - Latin
Karaoke - Pop
Karaoke - Pop
Karaoke - R&B & Hip-Hop
Karaoke - R&B & Hip-Hop
Karaoke - Rock
Karaoke - Rock
Karaoke - Showtunes
Karaoke - Showtunes
Learn To Play 2000's Rock
Learn To Play 2000's Rock
Learn To Play 50's And 60's Rock
Learn To Play 50's And 60's Rock
Learn To Play 70's And 80's Rock
Learn To Play 70's And 80's Rock
Learn To Play 90's Rock
Learn To Play 90's Rock
Learn To Play Acoustic Instrumental
Learn To Play Acoustic Instrumental
Learn To Play Classical Guitar
Learn To Play Classical Guitar
Learn To Play Country Music
Learn To Play Country Music
Learn To Play Folk Music
Learn To Play Folk Music
Learn To Play The Bass
Learn To Play The Bass
Learn To Play The Beatles
Learn To Play The Beatles
Top 10 Rappers
Top 10 Rappers
Esta Noche Big Band Nunez
Esta Noche Big Band Nunez
The Sissy Duckling
The Sissy Duckling
Taylor Swift: Speak Now
Taylor Swift: Speak Now
The Album Chart Show with Tesco Entertainment
The Album Chart Show with Tesco Entertainment
4Play
4Play
Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison
Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison
Russell Simmons: Brave New Voices
Russell Simmons: Brave New Voices
O Music Awards
O Music Awards
Sick Puppies
Sick Puppies
Sound Tracks
Sound Tracks
Beastie Boys
Beastie Boys
Linkin Park
Linkin Park
Muse
Muse
Jack Johnson
Jack Johnson
Gorillaz
Gorillaz
A.V. Undercover
A.V. Undercover
Thirty Seconds to Mars
Thirty Seconds to Mars
Freshly Squeezed
Freshly Squeezed
Keeping Score
Keeping Score
Death Cab For Cutie
Death Cab For Cutie
Gleeful: The Real Show Choirs of America
Gleeful: The Real Show Choirs of America