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 Voice
The Voice
American Idol
American Idol
The Defiant Ones
The Defiant Ones
UnSung
UnSung
Dance Moms
Dance Moms
The Late Late Show with James Corden
The Late Late Show with James Corden
Growing Up Hip Hop: Atlanta
Growing Up Hip Hop: Atlanta
Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood
Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood
School of Rock
School of Rock
Showtime at the Apollo
Showtime at the Apollo
Make It Pop
Make It Pop
The Willis Family
The Willis Family
Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert
Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert
Austin City Limits
Austin City Limits
Nellyville
Nellyville
Freestyle Love Supreme
Freestyle Love Supreme
Dance Academy
Dance Academy
Country Music Awards
Country Music Awards
Sunny Day
Sunny Day
Smash
The Four: Battle for Stardom
I'm In The Band
Tamar & Vince
Uta no Prince Sama
American Boyband
Death Row Chronicles
TRL
Noisey
Chasing Destiny
The Remix
Soul Train
Country's Family Reunion
Mollie B Polka Party
Long Strange Trip
Laurieann Gibson: Beyond the Spotlight
Big Freedia: Queen of Bounce
Fridays: The Best of
La Voz Kids
La Banda
Don Francisco Te Invita
CMT Music Awards
Boy Band
R&B Divas
American Country Awards
Harry
Dancing On The Edge
Descendants
Mary Mary
Transatlantic Sessions: Best of Folk
K-Pop Extreme Survival
Rapture
BabyFirst's Easter Special
iHeartSummer '17 Weekend by AT&T
Barenboim and the Berliner Philharmoniker - Mozart Piano Concerto 20-27
Music Retro
Vinyl
Russell Simmons: Brave New Voices
Gustafer Yellowgold's Infinity Sock
IVC - Independent Video Channel
Music Videos
The Joey and Rory Show
This Is Justin Bieber
Guitar Center Sessions
Rewind: Music Videos Of The 80's and 90's
Beyonce: Life Is But a Dream
Beginner Guitar Lessons
Song by Song
iShine KNECT
30 Minute Church
Monstar
Jimi Hendrix: The Uncut Story
Nashville Country Revival
Johnny Cash: Song by Song
Rolling Stone: Stories from the Edge
Top 10 Rappers
Five Fingers
Apollo Live
CMT Crossroads
The Lawrence Welk Show
Larrymania
Mac Miller and the Most Dope Family
Big Time Rush
ON STAGE
Guerra de Idolos
World Music
Live From Lincoln Center
Home & Family - Home for the Holidays
Jay Ghartey
My Music
Keith Urban
The Hustle
A Capitol Fourth
Celebration of Gospel
Silent Night
Top 100 Hip Hop Hits
CMT Artists of the Year
Joyful Noise
On The Run Tour: Beyonce and Jay Z
KPOP STAR 2