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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Glee
Glee
The Voice
The Voice
UnSung
UnSung
Dance Moms
Dance Moms
Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood
Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood
Harry
Harry
Freestyle Love Supreme
Freestyle Love Supreme
K. Michelle: My Life
K. Michelle: My Life
Austin City Limits
Austin City Limits
Make It Pop
Make It Pop
First Family of Hip Hop
First Family of Hip Hop
School of Rock
School of Rock
American Idol
American Idol
CMT Crossroads
CMT Crossroads
Mac Miller and the Most Dope Family
Mac Miller and the Most Dope Family
Showtime at the Apollo
Showtime at the Apollo
The Breaks
The Breaks
Larrymania
Larrymania
Mary Mary
Mary Mary
Tamar & Vince
Tamar & Vince
Great Performances
Great Performances
Smash
Smash
Fresh Beat Band of Spies
Fresh Beat Band of Spies
Uta no Prince Sama
Uta no Prince Sama
Chasing Destiny
Chasing Destiny
Live From Abbey Road
Live From Abbey Road
Lady Antebellum
Lady Antebellum
Dancing On The Edge
Dancing On The Edge
Noisey
Noisey
Foo Fighters Sonic Highways
Foo Fighters Sonic Highways
R&B Divas
R&B Divas
The Grammys
The Grammys
Celtic Woman
Celtic Woman
Metal Evolution
Metal Evolution
Dance Academy
Dance Academy
Handel's Messiah
Handel's Messiah
CMA Country Christmas
CMA Country Christmas
CMT Artists of the Year
CMT Artists of the Year
Caraoke Showdown
Caraoke Showdown
Country's Family Reunion
Country's Family Reunion
Vinyl
Vinyl
The American Music Awards
The American Music Awards
The Late Late Show with James Corden
The Late Late Show with James Corden
Country Music Awards
Country Music Awards
Soul Train Music Awards
Soul Train Music Awards
Billboard Music Awards
Billboard Music Awards
The Monkees
The Monkees
Jimi Hendrix: The Uncut Story
Jimi Hendrix: The Uncut Story
The Lawrence Welk Show
The Lawrence Welk Show
iShine KNECT
iShine KNECT
Music Retro
Music Retro
KPOP STAR 5
KPOP STAR 5
TeenNick Top 10
TeenNick Top 10
R&B Divas: LA
R&B Divas: LA
The Marty Stuart Show
The Marty Stuart Show
Dev
Dev
La Banda
La Banda
Russell Simmons: Brave New Voices
Russell Simmons: Brave New Voices
Dance Academy
Dance Academy
La Voz Kids
La Voz Kids
Big Freedia: Queen of Bounce
Big Freedia: Queen of Bounce
Mollie B Polka Party
Mollie B Polka Party
Fridays: The Best of
Fridays: The Best of
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
On The Run Tour: Beyonce and Jay Z
On The Run Tour: Beyonce and Jay Z
The Willis Family
The Willis Family
Sing It On
Sing It On
Adele Live in New York City
Adele Live in New York City
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
Big Time Rush
Big Time Rush
CMT Music Awards
CMT Music Awards
The Sing Off
The Sing Off
Celebration of Gospel
Celebration of Gospel
Later with Jools Holland
Later with Jools Holland
Duets
Duets
The Joey and Rory Show
The Joey and Rory Show
The Metropolitan Opera
The Metropolitan Opera
Beginner Guitar Lessons
Beginner Guitar Lessons
Live Nation TV
Live Nation TV
Clash of the Corps
Clash of the Corps
Snoop Dogg Music
Snoop Dogg Music
Black Girls Rock!
Black Girls Rock!
KPOP STAR 2
KPOP STAR 2
Presleys' Country Jubilee
Presleys' Country Jubilee
I Love the 2000s
I Love the 2000s
Beyonce: X10: The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour
Beyonce: X10: The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour
Most Popular on YouTube Right Now
Most Popular on YouTube Right Now
Nellyville
Nellyville
Christina Milian Turned Up
Christina Milian Turned Up
nugs.net Live Stash
nugs.net Live Stash
ON STAGE
ON STAGE
CMA Music Festival
CMA Music Festival
Backstage Pass
Backstage Pass
Carrie Underwood: An All-Star Holiday Special
Carrie Underwood: An All-Star Holiday Special
Great Performances at the Met
Great Performances at the Met