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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Glee
Glee
The Four: Battle for Stardom
The Four: Battle for Stardom
The Late Late Show with James Corden
The Late Late Show with James Corden
Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood
Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood
Growing Up Hip Hop: Atlanta
Growing Up Hip Hop: Atlanta
Dance Moms
Dance Moms
School of Rock
School of Rock
UnSung
UnSung
American Epic
American Epic
The Defiant Ones
The Defiant Ones
Tamar & Vince
Tamar & Vince
Austin City Limits
Austin City Limits
Make It Pop
Make It Pop
The Willis Family
The Willis Family
The Grammys
The Grammys
Nellyville
Nellyville
The Voice
The Voice
Uta no Prince Sama
Uta no Prince Sama
Sunny Day
Sunny Day
Foo Fighters Sonic Highways
Foo Fighters Sonic Highways
American Boyband
Noisey
CMT Crossroads
Xscape: Still Kickin' It
K. Michelle: My Life
Chasing Destiny
American Idol
Larrymania
Freestyle Love Supreme
I'm In The Band
Showtime at the Apollo
Learn To Play The Drums
The Wanted Life
Mac Miller and the Most Dope Family
Guitar Center Sessions
Soul Train
Country's Family Reunion
Vinyl
Russell Simmons: Brave New Voices
Music Videos
iShine KNECT
Long Strange Trip
La Banda
Dev
TeenNick Top 10
Great Performances
Mary Mary
The Lawrence Welk Show
BabyFirst's Easter Special
Black Girls Rock!
Dancing On The Edge
Barenboim and the Berliner Philharmoniker - Mozart Piano Concerto 20-27
Wild Window
Dance Academy
Music Retro
Gustafer Yellowgold's Infinity Sock
IVC - Independent Video Channel
Best of Andy Williams
Nature Relaxation
Rewind: Music Videos Of The 80's and 90's
The Best of The Ed Sullivan Show
30 Minute Church
Rolling Stone: Stories from the Edge
Monstar
Transatlantic Sessions: Best of Folk
Chasing Nashville
Fridays: The Best of
Jimi Hendrix: The Uncut Story
Nashville Country Revival
Big Time Rush
La Voz Kids
Soul Train Music Awards
Billboard Music Awards
Big Freedia: Queen of Bounce
Celebration of Gospel
Song by Song
Pequeños Gigantes USA
Barber Battle
The Marty Stuart Show
Don Francisco Te Invita
Learn To Play The Bass
TRL
The Sing Off
Josh Groban
Harry
Guerra de Idolos
Music and the Spoken Word
Mollie B Polka Party
AXS TV Concerts
Majors & Minors
Descendants
CMT Top 20 Countdown
My Music
Selena Gomez
This Is Justin Bieber
Encore!
Later with Jools Holland
R&B Divas
Country Music Awards
The Monkees