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
Growing Up Hip Hop: Atlanta
Growing Up Hip Hop: Atlanta
Long Strange Trip
Long Strange Trip
The Voice
The Voice
Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood
Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood
Dance Moms
Dance Moms
Freestyle Love Supreme
Freestyle Love Supreme
The Late Late Show with James Corden
The Late Late Show with James Corden
UnSung
UnSung
Smash
Smash
CMT Crossroads
CMT Crossroads
Mary Mary
Mary Mary
Nellyville
Nellyville
CMT Music Awards
CMT Music Awards
Billboard Music Awards
Billboard Music Awards
The Breaks
The Breaks
Uta no Prince Sama
Uta no Prince Sama
School of Rock
School of Rock
I'm In The Band
I'm In The Band
Showtime at the Apollo
Showtime at the Apollo
The Lawrence Welk Show
Austin City Limits
Big Freedia: Queen of Bounce
Beyonce: X10: The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour
Tamar & Vince
Metal Evolution
Country Music Awards
Mac Miller and the Most Dope Family
American Epic
The Wannabes
Rock This Boat: New Kids on the Block
Dance Academy
Chasing Destiny
Noisey
American Boyband
Guerra de Idolos
Russell Simmons: Brave New Voices
KPOP STAR 5
Make It Pop
Boy Band
Larrymania
American Idol
Vinyl
La Banda
iHeart Radio Music Awards
R&B Divas
BabyFirst's Easter Special
The Willis Family
Barenboim and the Berliner Philharmoniker - Mozart Piano Concerto 20-27
Music Retro
Country's Family Reunion
K. Michelle: My Life
Celtic Woman
Nature Relaxation
Rewind: Music Videos Of The 80's and 90's
Beginner Guitar Lessons
iShine KNECT
Sound Advice
Fridays: The Best of
Nashville Country Revival
Keeping Score
Foo Fighters Sonic Highways
Mollie B Polka Party
Dev
TeenNick Top 10
R&B Divas: LA
The Sing Off
Harry
Sing It On
Live From Lincoln Center
VH1 Divas
Beyonce: Life Is But a Dream
Taylor Swift: Speak Now
On The Run Tour: Beyonce and Jay Z
The Monkees
KPOP STAR 2
Soul Train
The Marty Stuart Show
Handel's Messiah
CMA Music Festival
Big Time Rush
Jimi Hendrix: The Uncut Story
Chasing The Saturdays
Michael Buble Sings and Swings
Black Girls Rock!
La Voz Kids
Learn To Play The Drums
The Agony and the Ecstasy of Phil Spector
The Sound of Music
Katy Perry
Dance Academy
Clash of the Corps
Legends of Jazz
Music and the Spoken Word
The World's Greatest Tribute Bands
Shania: Still the One Live From Vegas
Hillsong
Gorillaz
TruCountry
The Grammys