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
UnSung
UnSung
Dance Moms
Dance Moms
Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood
Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood
The Breaks
The Breaks
The Monkees
The Monkees
Freestyle Love Supreme
Freestyle Love Supreme
American Idol
American Idol
CMT Crossroads
CMT Crossroads
Make It Pop
Make It Pop
Mac Miller and the Most Dope Family
Mac Miller and the Most Dope Family
First Family of Hip Hop
First Family of Hip Hop
Big Freedia: Queen of Bounce
Big Freedia: Queen of Bounce
School of Rock
School of Rock
Metal Evolution
Metal Evolution
The Willis Family
The Willis Family
Uta no Prince Sama
Uta no Prince Sama
The Lawrence Welk Show
The Lawrence Welk Show
The Sound of Music
The Sound of Music
I'm In The Band
Smash
Nellyville
Fresh Beat Band of Spies
Big Time Rush
Pequeños Gigantes USA
Dance Academy
Christina Milian Turned Up
Caraoke Showdown
Mary Mary
Harry
Larrymania
La Voz Kids
Mollie B Polka Party
The Late Late Show with James Corden
Country's Family Reunion
La Banda
Fridays: The Best of
Rewind: Music Videos Of The 80's and 90's
Showtime at the Apollo
Gorillaz
R&B Divas
The Joey and Rory Show
Country Music Awards
K. Michelle: My Life
iHeart Radio Music Awards
Austin City Limits
Snoop Dogg Music
KPOP STAR 2
Joyful Noise
Foo Fighters Sonic Highways
Soul Train Music Awards
The Grammys
Keeping Score
Jimi Hendrix: The Uncut Story
iShine KNECT
Sound Advice
The Marty Stuart Show
Music Retro
Nashville Country Revival
Sing It On
KPOP STAR 5
Vinyl
BabyFirst's Easter Special
Naxos Musical Journeys
Nature Relaxation
Barenboim and the Berliner Philharmoniker - Mozart Piano Concerto 20-27
CMT Music Awards
Katy Perry
Black Girls Rock!
Tamar & Vince
Brit Awards
Neil Young
Marty Stuart
Midwest Country
Music and the Spoken Word
Metallica: Some Kind of Monster
Great Performances
The American Music Awards
Celebration of Gospel
Selena Gomez
Dance Academy
TeenNick Top 10
R&B Divas: LA
Most Popular on YouTube Right Now
On The Run Tour: Beyonce and Jay Z
Mr. Robinson
Taraji and Terrence's White Hot Holidays
Bluegrass Underground
Russell Simmons: Brave New Voices
Baby First's Nursery Rhymes
VSpot Top 20 Countdown
CMA Music Festival
The Sing Off
The Best of The Ed Sullivan Show
Celtic Woman
The Choir
I'd Do Anything
mtvU Woodie Awards
Paramore