Music TV Shows

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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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The Voice
The Voice
Glee
Glee
Country Music Awards
Country Music Awards
The Defiant Ones
The Defiant Ones
Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood
Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood
Big Freedia: Queen of Bounce
Big Freedia: Queen of Bounce
Tamar & Vince
Tamar & Vince
Xscape: Still Kickin' It
Xscape: Still Kickin' It
Dance Moms
Dance Moms
Guerra de Idolos
Guerra de Idolos
The Late Late Show with James Corden
The Late Late Show with James Corden
Mary Mary
Mary Mary
Austin City Limits
Austin City Limits
Growing Up Hip Hop: Atlanta
Growing Up Hip Hop: Atlanta
Nellyville
Nellyville
Freestyle Love Supreme
Freestyle Love Supreme
School of Rock
School of Rock
CMT Crossroads
CMT Crossroads
Sunny Day
Sunny Day
Great Performances
Great Performances
Larrymania
Smash
American Boyband
So Sharp
Beyonce: X10: The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour
CMT Music Awards
American Idol
Long Strange Trip
Live From Lincoln Center
Boy Band
Signed
Showtime at the Apollo
I'm In The Band
First Family of Hip Hop
Uta no Prince Sama
Metal Evolution
Peter Pan Live!
CMT Artists of the Year
K-Pop Extreme Survival
ACM Honors
Harry
Country's Family Reunion
Foo Fighters Sonic Highways
Don Francisco Te Invita
La Voz Kids
Make It Pop
La Banda
Billboard Music Awards
BabyFirst's Easter Special
Black Girls Rock!
Barenboim and the Berliner Philharmoniker - Mozart Piano Concerto 20-27
Wild Window
Music Retro
Vinyl
UnSung
Russell Simmons: Brave New Voices
IVC - Independent Video Channel
Best of Andy Williams
Descendants
The Joey and Rory Show
The Lawrence Welk Show
Nature Relaxation
Rewind: Music Videos Of The 80's and 90's
Later with Jools Holland
iShine KNECT
30 Minute Church
Sound Advice
Transatlantic Sessions: Best of Folk
Fridays: The Best of
Jimi Hendrix: The Uncut Story
Nashville Country Revival
Keeping Score
Mac Miller and the Most Dope Family
Josh Groban
Mollie B Polka Party
Most Popular on YouTube Right Now
American Country Awards
Big Time Rush
The Willis Family
Dance Academy
Five Fingers
Soul Train Music Awards
Christina Milian Turned Up
Music and the Spoken Word
Celtic Woman
The Best of The Ed Sullivan Show
Chasing Destiny
Dev
Marty Stuart
Snoop Dogg Music
KPOP STAR 2
Pop-Up Video
Handel's Messiah
The American Music Awards
Beat Girl
Learn To Play The Drums
The Sing Off
Unsung: Pop-Up Edition
The Wanted Life
The Breaks