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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Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood
Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood
The Bobby Brown Story
The Bobby Brown Story
The Voice
The Voice
Glee
Glee
The American Music Awards
The American Music Awards
Growing Up Hip Hop: Atlanta
Growing Up Hip Hop: Atlanta
Dance Moms
Dance Moms
Austin City Limits
Austin City Limits
The Defiant Ones
The Defiant Ones
Sunny Day
Sunny Day
Tamar & Vince
Tamar & Vince
Chasing Destiny
Chasing Destiny
Smash
Smash
The Willis Family
The Willis Family
The Four: Battle for Stardom
The Four: Battle for Stardom
The Late Late Show with James Corden
The Late Late Show with James Corden
Nellyville
Nellyville
American Boyband
American Boyband
Death Row Chronicles
Death Row Chronicles
Metal Evolution
Metal Evolution
Vinyl
Vinyl
Uta no Prince Sama
Uta no Prince Sama
Make It Pop
Make It Pop
Foo Fighters Sonic Highways
Foo Fighters Sonic Highways
Laurieann Gibson: Beyond the Spotlight
Laurieann Gibson: Beyond the Spotlight
Great Performances
Great Performances
Noisey
Noisey
UnSung
UnSung
Russell Simmons: Brave New Voices
Russell Simmons: Brave New Voices
Larrymania
Larrymania
American Idol
American Idol
Billboard Music Awards
Billboard Music Awards
Top 100 Hip Hop Hits
Top 100 Hip Hop Hits
Mac Miller and the Most Dope Family
Mac Miller and the Most Dope Family
Dance Academy
Dance Academy
Freestyle Love Supreme
Freestyle Love Supreme
A YoungArts Masterclass
A YoungArts Masterclass
Big SMO
Big SMO
The Radio Disney Music Awards
The Radio Disney Music Awards
School of Rock
School of Rock
Song by Song
Song by Song
Country's Family Reunion
Country's Family Reunion
La Voz Kids
La Voz Kids
Soul Train
Soul Train
Rapture
Rapture
CMT Crossroads
CMT Crossroads
The Lawrence Welk Show
The Lawrence Welk Show
Selena Gomez
Selena Gomez
The Wannabes
The Wannabes
Music and the Spoken Word
Music and the Spoken Word
Mollie B Polka Party
Mollie B Polka Party
CMT Artists of the Year
CMT Artists of the Year
Black Girls Rock!
Black Girls Rock!
La Banda
La Banda
Mary Mary
Mary Mary
I'm In The Band
I'm In The Band
Big Freedia: Queen of Bounce
Big Freedia: Queen of Bounce
Johnny Cash: Song by Song
Johnny Cash: Song by Song
The Marty Stuart Show
The Marty Stuart Show
Great Performances at the Met
Great Performances at the Met
Sing It On
Sing It On
iHeartCountry Festival
iHeartCountry Festival
K. Michelle: My Life
K. Michelle: My Life
This Is Justin Bieber
This Is Justin Bieber
Monstar
Monstar
Playing for Change
Playing for Change
The Monkees
The Monkees
KPOP STAR 2
KPOP STAR 2
Neil Young
Neil Young
Showtime at the Apollo
Showtime at the Apollo
The Agony and the Ecstasy of Phil Spector
The Agony and the Ecstasy of Phil Spector
The Sound of Music
The Sound of Music
Five Fingers
Five Fingers
Apollo Live
Apollo Live
The Hustle
The Hustle
R&B Divas: LA
R&B Divas: LA
Boy Band
Boy Band
K-Pop Extreme Survival
K-Pop Extreme Survival
Sugar
Sugar
Beat Girl
Beat Girl
VIP Access
VIP Access
Live Nation TV
Live Nation TV
Harry
Harry
The Breaks
The Breaks
Rock This Boat: New Kids on the Block
Rock This Boat: New Kids on the Block
Live From Lincoln Center
Live From Lincoln Center
Jack Johnson
Jack Johnson
Majors & Minors
Majors & Minors
Backstory
Backstory
Descendants
Descendants
Live From Abbey Road
Live From Abbey Road
Keith Urban
Keith Urban
Beyonce: X10: The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour
Beyonce: X10: The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour
Passion
Passion
CMT Music Awards
CMT Music Awards
Live at Ronnie Scott's
Live at Ronnie Scott's
R&B Divas
R&B Divas
Country Music Awards
Country Music Awards
Snoop Dogg Music
Snoop Dogg Music
Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert
Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert