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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
Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood
Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood
Glee
Glee
Dance Moms
Dance Moms
American Idol
American Idol
CMA Country Christmas
CMA Country Christmas
Tamar & Vince
Tamar & Vince
Peter Pan Live!
Peter Pan Live!
The Sing Off
The Sing Off
UnSung
UnSung
Big Time Rush
Big Time Rush
Mac Miller and the Most Dope Family
Mac Miller and the Most Dope Family
The American Music Awards
The American Music Awards
Foo Fighters Sonic Highways
Foo Fighters Sonic Highways
Soul Train Music Awards
Soul Train Music Awards
Country Music Awards
Country Music Awards
On The Run Tour: Beyonce and Jay Z
On The Run Tour: Beyonce and Jay Z
Top 100 Hip Hop Hits
Top 100 Hip Hop Hits
Austin City Limits
Austin City Limits
KPOP STAR 3
KPOP STAR 3
Michael Buble's 3rd Annual Christmas Special
Michael Buble's 3rd Annual Christmas Special
KPOP STAR 2
KPOP STAR 2
CMT Music Awards
CMT Music Awards
American Country Awards
American Country Awards
Top 20 Country Countdown
Top 20 Country Countdown
Nellyville
Nellyville
CMT Crossroads
CMT Crossroads
TeenNick Top 10
TeenNick Top 10
K-Pop Extreme Survival
K-Pop Extreme Survival
Larrymania
Larrymania
Most Popular on YouTube Right Now
Most Popular on YouTube Right Now
Johnny Cash: Song by Song
Johnny Cash: Song by Song
K. Michelle: My Life
K. Michelle: My Life
Fix My Choir
Fix My Choir
The Grammys
The Grammys
The Lawrence Welk Show
The Lawrence Welk Show
CMT Top 20 Countdown
CMT Top 20 Countdown
Mary Mary
Mary Mary
Katy Perry
Katy Perry
The Monkees
The Monkees
Mollie B Polka Party
Mollie B Polka Party
The Sound of Music Live!
The Sound of Music Live!
Country's Family Reunion
Country's Family Reunion
R&B Divas
R&B Divas
The Joey and Rory Show
The Joey and Rory Show
Metal Evolution
Metal Evolution
Celtic Woman
Celtic Woman
Smash
Smash
Jack's Big Music Show
Jack's Big Music Show
Dance Academy (UK)
Dance Academy (UK)
VH1 Divas
VH1 Divas
The Marty Stuart Show
The Marty Stuart Show
Josh Groban
Josh Groban
The Tanning of America
The Tanning of America
Baby First's Nursery Rhymes
Baby First's Nursery Rhymes
Michael Buble's Christmas in New York
Michael Buble's Christmas in New York
Uta no Prince Sama
Uta no Prince Sama
Browsers
Browsers
La Voz Kids
La Voz Kids
I'm In The Band
I'm In The Band
Midwest Country
Midwest Country
Live From Lincoln Center
Live From Lincoln Center
TobyMac
TobyMac
Learn To Play The Banjo
Learn To Play The Banjo
Marty Stuart
Marty Stuart
Songs & Rhymes
Songs & Rhymes
Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison
Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison
R&B Divas: LA
R&B Divas: LA
The Best of The Ed Sullivan Show
The Best of The Ed Sullivan Show
Big SMO
Big SMO
Selena Gomez
Selena Gomez
Zac Brown Band Music
Zac Brown Band Music
Broadway or Bust
Broadway or Bust
My Music
My Music
Gorillaz
Gorillaz
Billboard Music Awards
Billboard Music Awards
What About Me?
What About Me?
Mr. Dynamite: The Rise of James Brown
Mr. Dynamite: The Rise of James Brown
VSpot Top 20 Countdown
VSpot Top 20 Countdown
This Is Justin Bieber
This Is Justin Bieber
Music Mavericks
Music Mavericks
Music and the Spoken Word
Music and the Spoken Word
CMT Hot 20 Countdown
CMT Hot 20 Countdown
Monstar
Monstar
Neil Young
Neil Young
360 sessions
360 sessions
The Choir
The Choir
Presleys' Country Jubilee
Presleys' Country Jubilee
Apollo Live
Apollo Live
Top 10 Rappers
Top 10 Rappers
Karaoke - 4th of July
Karaoke - 4th of July
Genesis Music
Genesis Music
First Love Series 2
First Love Series 2
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Concert
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Concert
Instant Jam
Instant Jam
Great Performances
Great Performances
VH1 News
VH1 News
Snoop Dogg Music
Snoop Dogg Music
Live From Abbey Road
Live From Abbey Road
Later with Jools Holland
Later with Jools Holland