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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Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood
Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood
The Voice
The Voice
The Bobby Brown Story
The Bobby Brown Story
Glee
Glee
Dance Moms
Dance Moms
Soul Train Music Awards
Soul Train Music Awards
Growing Up Hip Hop: Atlanta
Growing Up Hip Hop: Atlanta
Country Music Awards
Country Music Awards
School of Rock
School of Rock
The Defiant Ones
The Defiant Ones
Chasing Destiny
Chasing Destiny
Tamar & Vince
Tamar & Vince
The Late Late Show with James Corden
The Late Late Show with James Corden
Sunny Day
Sunny Day
Laurieann Gibson: Beyond the Spotlight
Laurieann Gibson: Beyond the Spotlight
American Idol
American Idol
Russell Simmons: Brave New Voices
Russell Simmons: Brave New Voices
Mary Mary
Mary Mary
Smash
Smash
Vinyl
Vinyl
Austin City Limits
Austin City Limits
The Wannabes
The Wannabes
American Boyband
American Boyband
So Sharp
So Sharp
Nellyville
Nellyville
Rolling Stone: Stories from the Edge
Rolling Stone: Stories from the Edge
The Four: Battle for Stardom
The Four: Battle for Stardom
Uta no Prince Sama
Uta no Prince Sama
From the Basement
From the Basement
Rapture
Rapture
Make It Pop
Make It Pop
Great Performances
Great Performances
CMT Crossroads
CMT Crossroads
Death Row Chronicles
Death Row Chronicles
I'm In The Band
I'm In The Band
Foo Fighters Sonic Highways
Foo Fighters Sonic Highways
Monstar
Monstar
Christmas with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir
Christmas with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir
Noisey
Noisey
Live From Abbey Road
Live From Abbey Road
Silent Night
Silent Night
Sing It On
Sing It On
Bluegrass Underground
Bluegrass Underground
The Willis Family
The Willis Family
Metal Evolution
Metal Evolution
K. Michelle: My Life
K. Michelle: My Life
UnSung
UnSung
Christina Milian Turned Up
Christina Milian Turned Up
Fix My Choir
Fix My Choir
Xscape: Still Kickin' It
Xscape: Still Kickin' It
Justin Bieber's Santa Claus is Comin' To Town
Justin Bieber's Santa Claus is Comin' To Town
Innovators: A Musical Odyssey
Innovators: A Musical Odyssey
Country's Family Reunion
Country's Family Reunion
Soul Train
Soul Train
Broadway or Bust
Broadway or Bust
Playing for Change
Playing for Change
CMA Music Festival
CMA Music Festival
Song by Song
Song by Song
Mac Miller and the Most Dope Family
Mac Miller and the Most Dope Family
Global Citizen Festival
Global Citizen Festival
Larrymania
Larrymania
Billboard Music Awards
Billboard Music Awards
The Lawrence Welk Show
The Lawrence Welk Show
Mollie B Polka Party
Mollie B Polka Party
La Banda
La Banda
Big Freedia: Queen of Bounce
Big Freedia: Queen of Bounce
R&B Divas: LA
R&B Divas: LA
CMA Country Christmas
CMA Country Christmas
Johnny Cash: Song by Song
Johnny Cash: Song by Song
Selena Gomez
Selena Gomez
This Is Justin Bieber
This Is Justin Bieber
KPOP STAR 2
KPOP STAR 2
Big Time Rush
Big Time Rush
The Breaks
The Breaks
iHeartCountry Festival
iHeartCountry Festival
Black Girls Rock!
Black Girls Rock!
Celtic Woman
Celtic Woman
Handel's Messiah
Handel's Messiah
Showtime at the Apollo
Showtime at the Apollo
Dance Academy
Dance Academy
La Voz Kids
La Voz Kids
Dance Academy
Dance Academy
Signed
Signed
KPOP STAR 1
KPOP STAR 1
AXS TV Concerts
AXS TV Concerts
The Joey and Rory Show
The Joey and Rory Show
Midwest Country
Midwest Country
Celebration of Gospel
Celebration of Gospel
ReMastered
ReMastered
Neil Young
Neil Young
The Agony and the Ecstasy of Phil Spector
The Agony and the Ecstasy of Phil Spector
The Sound of Music
The Sound of Music
Harry
Harry
A Very Gaga Thanksgiving
A Very Gaga Thanksgiving
Live From Lincoln Center
Live From Lincoln Center
Jack Johnson
Jack Johnson
Beyonce: X10: The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour
Beyonce: X10: The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour
The Best of The Ed Sullivan Show
The Best of The Ed Sullivan Show
Boy Band
Boy Band
R&B Divas
R&B Divas