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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The Defiant Ones
The Defiant Ones
Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood
Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood
Glee
Glee
Dance Moms
Dance Moms
The Voice
The Voice
Boy Band
Boy Band
UnSung
UnSung
School of Rock
School of Rock
Growing Up Hip Hop: Atlanta
Growing Up Hip Hop: Atlanta
Signed
Signed
So Sharp
So Sharp
Freestyle Love Supreme
Freestyle Love Supreme
iShine KNECT
iShine KNECT
Make It Pop
Make It Pop
I'm In The Band
I'm In The Band
CMT Crossroads
CMT Crossroads
Smash
Smash
Mary Mary
Mary Mary
Uta no Prince Sama
Uta no Prince Sama
WE Day
WE Day
Austin City Limits
Tamar & Vince
Christina Milian Turned Up
Dance Academy
The Willis Family
Noisey
Sunny Day
Clash of the Corps
K. Michelle: My Life
K-Pop Extreme Survival
Dance Academy
Five Fingers
Big Freedia: Queen of Bounce
Chasing Destiny
American Boyband
Handel's Messiah
Descendants
American Idol
Country's Family Reunion
Guerra de Idolos
Great Performances
Long Strange Trip
Soul Train
The Late Late Show with James Corden
Vinyl
Jimi Hendrix: The Uncut Story
Dev
KPOP STAR 2
Larrymania
Foo Fighters Sonic Highways
Barenboim and the Berliner Philharmoniker - Mozart Piano Concerto 20-27
Big Time Rush
Music Retro
La Banda
Russell Simmons: Brave New Voices
Billboard Music Awards
Nature Relaxation
Rewind: Music Videos Of The 80's and 90's
R&B Divas
Sound Advice
Fridays: The Best of
Nashville Country Revival
Keeping Score
Music and the Spoken Word
Celtic Woman
Mac Miller and the Most Dope Family
Showtime at the Apollo
Sing It On
Nellyville
Majors & Minors
Beyonce: X10: The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour
CMT Music Awards
Marty Stuart
The Monkees
Don Francisco Te Invita
The Wannabes
BabyFirst's Easter Special
Black Girls Rock!
The Message
La Voz Kids
The Sing Off
Street Kings
Harry
The Breaks
Rock This Boat: New Kids on the Block
Virginia Dreams Center Stage
Soul Train Music Awards
Rock Legends
KPOP STAR 1
VSpot Top 20 Countdown
Shania: Still the One Live From Vegas
Real Life: The Musical
One Shot
Apollo Live
The Grammys
Taraji and Terrence's White Hot Holidays
The Joey and Rory Show
Linkin Park
Keith Urban
Selena Gomez