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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The Voice
The Voice
Glee
Glee
The Defiant Ones
The Defiant Ones
Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood
Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood
Tamar & Vince
Tamar & Vince
Vinyl
Vinyl
Country Music Awards
Country Music Awards
Dance Moms
Dance Moms
Growing Up Hip Hop: Atlanta
Growing Up Hip Hop: Atlanta
Xscape: Still Kickin' It
Xscape: Still Kickin' It
Foo Fighters Sonic Highways
Foo Fighters Sonic Highways
Smash
Smash
School of Rock
School of Rock
Freestyle Love Supreme
Freestyle Love Supreme
Big Freedia: Queen of Bounce
Big Freedia: Queen of Bounce
Mary Mary
Mary Mary
Handel's Messiah
Handel's Messiah
Make It Pop
Make It Pop
Mac Miller and the Most Dope Family
Mac Miller and the Most Dope Family
Nellyville
Nellyville
CMT Crossroads
Great Performances
Austin City Limits
Chasing Destiny
TRL
K. Michelle: My Life
CMA Country Christmas
Larrymania
Long Strange Trip
Sunny Day
Noisey
Live From Lincoln Center
The Wannabes
Uta no Prince Sama
Showtime at the Apollo
UnSung
Soul Train Music Awards
American Idol
Soul Train
Wild Window
Billboard Music Awards
Country's Family Reunion
The Lawrence Welk Show
Later with Jools Holland
BabyFirst's Easter Special
Dancing On The Edge
Barenboim and the Berliner Philharmoniker - Mozart Piano Concerto 20-27
Music Retro
Russell Simmons: Brave New Voices
Gustafer Yellowgold's Infinity Sock
IVC - Independent Video Channel
Best of Andy Williams
Nature Relaxation
Rewind: Music Videos Of The 80's and 90's
History of the Eagles
Dev
iShine KNECT
30 Minute Church
Rolling Stone: Stories from the Edge
Transatlantic Sessions: Best of Folk
Fridays: The Best of
Jimi Hendrix: The Uncut Story
Nashville Country Revival
La Voz Kids
Josh Groban
Christina Milian Turned Up
TeenNick Top 10
The Late Late Show with James Corden
So Sharp
The Sound of Music
Harry
Dance Academy
La Banda
VH1 News
KPOP STAR 3
Selena Gomez
iHeartRadio Music Festival
The Best of The Ed Sullivan Show
CMT Music Awards
Top 100 Hip Hop Hits
R&B Divas
The Monkees
The Passion
The American Music Awards
Christmas with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir
Michael Buble Sings and Swings
Dance Academy
The Willis Family
Black Girls Rock!
Learn To Play The Banjo
The Agony and the Ecstasy of Phil Spector
The Sing Off
At the Concert Hall
Big Time Rush
Five Fingers
Sing It On
A Very Gaga Thanksgiving
Music and the Spoken Word
Mollie B Polka Party
Metal Evolution