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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Dance Moms
Dance Moms
Grease: Live
Grease: Live
American Idol
American Idol
Make It Pop
Make It Pop
Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood
Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood
UnSung
UnSung
The Voice
The Voice
Glee
Glee
Big Time Rush
Big Time Rush
Tamar & Vince
Tamar & Vince
Austin City Limits
Austin City Limits
Celebration of Gospel
Celebration of Gospel
K. Michelle: My Life
K. Michelle: My Life
History of the Eagles
History of the Eagles
Top 20 Country Countdown
Top 20 Country Countdown
Celtic Woman
Celtic Woman
Larrymania
Larrymania
Christina Milian Turned Up
Christina Milian Turned Up
Mary Mary
Mary Mary
The Joey and Rory Show
The Joey and Rory Show
CMT Crossroads
CMT Crossroads
Most Popular on YouTube Right Now
Most Popular on YouTube Right Now
Soul Train Music Awards
Soul Train Music Awards
Smash
Smash
Mac Miller and the Most Dope Family
Mac Miller and the Most Dope Family
The Late Late Show with James Corden
The Late Late Show with James Corden
Selena Gomez
Selena Gomez
Big Freedia: Queen of Bounce
Big Freedia: Queen of Bounce
Country's Family Reunion
Country's Family Reunion
Songs & Rhymes
Songs & Rhymes
La Voz Kids
La Voz Kids
I'm In The Band
I'm In The Band
Uta no Prince Sama
Uta no Prince Sama
The Lawrence Welk Show
The Lawrence Welk Show
Johnny Cash: Song by Song
Johnny Cash: Song by Song
The Marty Stuart Show
The Marty Stuart Show
Nellyville
Nellyville
Adele Live in New York City
Adele Live in New York City
KPOP STAR 5
KPOP STAR 5
The American Music Awards
The American Music Awards
Dance Academy (UK)
Dance Academy (UK)
TeenNick Top 10
TeenNick Top 10
AXS TV Concerts
AXS TV Concerts
On The Run Tour: Beyonce and Jay Z
On The Run Tour: Beyonce and Jay Z
The Grammys
The Grammys
Country Music Awards
Country Music Awards
Live From Lincoln Center
Live From Lincoln Center
Jack's Big Music Show
Jack's Big Music Show
Baby First's Nursery Rhymes
Baby First's Nursery Rhymes
The Sing Off
The Sing Off
Learn To Play The Banjo
Learn To Play The Banjo
Zac Brown Band Music
Zac Brown Band Music
R&B Divas
R&B Divas
The Radio Disney Music Awards
The Radio Disney Music Awards
The Willis Family
The Willis Family
Taraji and Terrence's White Hot Holidays
Taraji and Terrence's White Hot Holidays
Top 10 Rappers
Top 10 Rappers
KPOP STAR 2
KPOP STAR 2
CMT Music Awards
CMT Music Awards
Great Performances
Great Performances
The Best of The Ed Sullivan Show
The Best of The Ed Sullivan Show
Later with Jools Holland
Later with Jools Holland
Katy Perry
Katy Perry
Billboard Music Awards
Billboard Music Awards
Beyonce: Life Is But a Dream
Beyonce: Life Is But a Dream
The Monkees
The Monkees
Mollie B Polka Party
Mollie B Polka Party
My Music
My Music
Taking on America
Taking on America
Live From Abbey Road
Live From Abbey Road
Miley Cyrus in London: Live at the O2
Miley Cyrus in London: Live at the O2
Learn To Play The Drums
Learn To Play The Drums
Raphael Saadiq
Raphael Saadiq
Pop-Up Video
Pop-Up Video
VH1 News
VH1 News
Apollo Live
Apollo Live
Neil Young
Neil Young
R&B Divas: LA
R&B Divas: LA
Josh Groban
Josh Groban
The Sound of Music Live!
The Sound of Music Live!
Midwest Country
Midwest Country
The Metropolitan Opera
The Metropolitan Opera
Music and the Spoken Word
Music and the Spoken Word
Adele: Someone Like Me
Adele: Someone Like Me
Foo Fighters Sonic Highways
Foo Fighters Sonic Highways
VSpot Top 20 Countdown
VSpot Top 20 Countdown
Real Magic TV
Real Magic TV
Learn To Play The Bass
Learn To Play The Bass
Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison
Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison
Norah Jones
Norah Jones
Jack Johnson
Jack Johnson
Metal Evolution
Metal Evolution
Dance Academy (US)
Dance Academy (US)
K-Pop Extreme Survival
K-Pop Extreme Survival
TobyMac
TobyMac
Hillsong
Hillsong
Passion
Passion
The Hustle
The Hustle
KPOP STAR 3
KPOP STAR 3
Guitar Center Sessions
Guitar Center Sessions