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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Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood
Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood
The Voice
The Voice
Dance Moms
Dance Moms
UnSung
UnSung
Glee
Glee
Big Time Rush
Big Time Rush
Austin City Limits
Austin City Limits
Mary Mary
Mary Mary
Freestyle Love Supreme
Freestyle Love Supreme
American Idol
American Idol
The Willis Family
The Willis Family
Mac Miller and the Most Dope Family
Mac Miller and the Most Dope Family
Make It Pop
Make It Pop
The Late Late Show with James Corden
The Late Late Show with James Corden
ACM Honors
ACM Honors
Smash
Smash
Big Freedia: Queen of Bounce
Big Freedia: Queen of Bounce
Uta no Prince Sama
Uta no Prince Sama
Nellyville
Nellyville
Larrymania
Larrymania
The Lawrence Welk Show
The Lawrence Welk Show
CMT Crossroads
CMT Crossroads
Jack's Big Music Show
Jack's Big Music Show
CMT Music Awards
CMT Music Awards
School of Rock
School of Rock
The Monkees
The Monkees
Dancing On The Edge
Dancing On The Edge
Billboard Music Awards
Billboard Music Awards
Tamar & Vince
Tamar & Vince
K. Michelle: My Life
K. Michelle: My Life
Christina Milian Turned Up
Christina Milian Turned Up
Harry
Harry
Great Performances
Great Performances
Fresh Beat Band of Spies
Fresh Beat Band of Spies
Chasing Destiny
Chasing Destiny
Foo Fighters Sonic Highways
Foo Fighters Sonic Highways
Star Darlings
Star Darlings
Beyonce: X10: The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour
Beyonce: X10: The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour
Songs & Rhymes
Songs & Rhymes
Sing It On
Sing It On
One Shot
One Shot
Live From Abbey Road
Live From Abbey Road
Live From Lincoln Center
Live From Lincoln Center
Vinyl
Vinyl
Country's Family Reunion
Country's Family Reunion
R&B Divas
R&B Divas
Hillsong
Hillsong
AXS TV Concerts
AXS TV Concerts
Neil Young
Neil Young
Baby First's Nursery Rhymes
Baby First's Nursery Rhymes
Farm Aid
Farm Aid
CMT Top 20 Countdown
CMT Top 20 Countdown
Celtic Woman
Celtic Woman
Johnny Cash: Song by Song
Johnny Cash: Song by Song
I'm In The Band
I'm In The Band
La Voz Kids
La Voz Kids
The Joey and Rory Show
The Joey and Rory Show
Most Popular on YouTube Right Now
Most Popular on YouTube Right Now
Soul Train Music Awards
Soul Train Music Awards
The Grammys
The Grammys
American Country Awards
American Country Awards
Black Girls Rock!
Black Girls Rock!
Beyonce: Life Is But a Dream
Beyonce: Life Is But a Dream
Monstar
Monstar
My Music
My Music
La Banda
La Banda
Country Music Awards
Country Music Awards
The American Music Awards
The American Music Awards
Celebration of Gospel
Celebration of Gospel
Top 10 Rappers
Top 10 Rappers
Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison
Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison
Pop-Up Video
Pop-Up Video
Duets
Duets
Dev
Dev
Real Life: The Musical
Real Life: The Musical
Inkigayo
Inkigayo
KPOP STAR 2
KPOP STAR 2
Josh Groban
Josh Groban
Mollie B Polka Party
Mollie B Polka Party
KPOP STAR 3
KPOP STAR 3
The Marty Stuart Show
The Marty Stuart Show
The Metropolitan Opera
The Metropolitan Opera
The Message
The Message
I Love the 2000s
I Love the 2000s
Top 20 Country Countdown
Top 20 Country Countdown
Adele Live in New York City
Adele Live in New York City
VSpot Top 20 Countdown
VSpot Top 20 Countdown
Backstage Pass
Backstage Pass
VIP Access
VIP Access
The Sing Off
The Sing Off
Great Performances at the Met
Great Performances at the Met
Later with Jools Holland
Later with Jools Holland
Sound Tracks
Sound Tracks
Beastie Boys
Beastie Boys
Linkin Park
Linkin Park
Keith Urban
Keith Urban
Selena Gomez
Selena Gomez
America Sings
America Sings
Gorillaz
Gorillaz
Swedish House Mafia
Swedish House Mafia