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 Defiant Ones
The Defiant Ones
The Voice
The Voice
Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood
Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood
Tamar & Vince
Tamar & Vince
Growing Up Hip Hop: Atlanta
Growing Up Hip Hop: Atlanta
The Four: Battle for Stardom
The Four: Battle for Stardom
Dance Moms
Dance Moms
School of Rock
School of Rock
UnSung
UnSung
Austin City Limits
Austin City Limits
Big Freedia: Queen of Bounce
Big Freedia: Queen of Bounce
Great Performances
Great Performances
Mary Mary
Mary Mary
Freestyle Love Supreme
Freestyle Love Supreme
Make It Pop
Make It Pop
Sunny Day
Sunny Day
Nellyville
Nellyville
Smash
Smash
I'm In The Band
I'm In The Band
Uta no Prince Sama
Signed
Live From Lincoln Center
American Boyband
The Willis Family
Bluegrass Underground
The Late Late Show with James Corden
Foo Fighters Sonic Highways
Dance Academy
American Epic
Larrymania
Chasing Destiny
Noisey
Country's Family Reunion
Long Strange Trip
American Idol
Billboard Music Awards
TeenNick Top 10
iShine KNECT
La Banda
Xscape: Still Kickin' It
Showtime at the Apollo
CMT Crossroads
CMA Country Christmas
Soul Train
Revolt Live
Christina Milian Turned Up
BabyFirst's Easter Special
The Sound of Music
Dancing On The Edge
Barenboim and the Berliner Philharmoniker - Mozart Piano Concerto 20-27
Wild Window
Music Retro
Vinyl
Russell Simmons: Brave New Voices
Gustafer Yellowgold's Infinity Sock
Music and the Spoken Word
Mollie B Polka Party
IVC - Independent Video Channel
Best of Andy Williams
Music Videos
Taraji's White Hot Holidays
Guitar Center Sessions
Nature Relaxation
Rewind: Music Videos Of The 80's and 90's
Celebration of Gospel
30 Minute Church
Rolling Stone: Stories from the Edge
Monstar
Transatlantic Sessions: Best of Folk
Fridays: The Best of
Jimi Hendrix: The Uncut Story
Nashville Country Revival
Learn To Play The Drums
Josh Groban
Harry
Guerra de Idolos
Descendants
Midwest Country
Encore!
Dev
Beyonce: Life Is But a Dream
KPOP STAR 2
Johnny Cash: Song by Song
Mac Miller and the Most Dope Family
Big Time Rush
Soul Train Music Awards
Sing It On
I Love the 2000s
K. Michelle: My Life
Live From Abbey Road
The Joey and Rory Show
The Lawrence Welk Show
Celtic Woman
Fresh Beat Band of Spies
Later with Jools Holland
Top 100 Hip Hop Hits
Joyful Noise
On The Run Tour: Beyonce and Jay Z
Presleys' Country Jubilee