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
American Idol
American Idol
The Defiant Ones
The Defiant Ones
The Late Late Show with James Corden
The Late Late Show with James Corden
UnSung
UnSung
Dance Moms
Dance Moms
Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood
Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood
Showtime at the Apollo
Showtime at the Apollo
Russell Simmons: Brave New Voices
Russell Simmons: Brave New Voices
Growing Up Hip Hop: Atlanta
Growing Up Hip Hop: Atlanta
School of Rock
School of Rock
Freestyle Love Supreme
Freestyle Love Supreme
Dancing On The Edge
Dancing On The Edge
Sunny Day
Sunny Day
So Sharp
So Sharp
Austin City Limits
Austin City Limits
Nellyville
Nellyville
Live From Lincoln Center
Live From Lincoln Center
Mary Mary
Mary Mary
The Willis Family
The Willis Family
Smash
Smash
Make It Pop
Make It Pop
Rock Legends
Rock Legends
Death Row Chronicles
Death Row Chronicles
I'm In The Band
I'm In The Band
Foo Fighters Sonic Highways
Foo Fighters Sonic Highways
Metal Evolution
Metal Evolution
Laurieann Gibson: Beyond the Spotlight
Laurieann Gibson: Beyond the Spotlight
The Wannabes
The Wannabes
Uta no Prince Sama
Uta no Prince Sama
K. Michelle: My Life
K. Michelle: My Life
Eurovision Song Contest
Eurovision Song Contest
La Voz Kids
La Voz Kids
Country's Family Reunion
Country's Family Reunion
Tamar & Vince
Tamar & Vince
Apollo Live
Apollo Live
BabyFirst's Easter Special
BabyFirst's Easter Special
Dance Academy
Dance Academy
Music Retro
Music Retro
Guitar Center Sessions
Guitar Center Sessions
Transatlantic Sessions: Best of Folk
Transatlantic Sessions: Best of Folk
Fridays: The Best of
Fridays: The Best of
Long Strange Trip
Long Strange Trip
The Remix
The Remix
The Radio Disney Music Awards
The Radio Disney Music Awards
Boy Band
Boy Band
Soul Train
Soul Train
Harry
Harry
Big Freedia: Queen of Bounce
Big Freedia: Queen of Bounce
KPOP STAR 2
KPOP STAR 2
Don Francisco Te Invita
Don Francisco Te Invita
Larrymania
Larrymania
American Epic
American Epic
Barenboim and the Berliner Philharmoniker - Mozart Piano Concerto 20-27
Barenboim and the Berliner Philharmoniker - Mozart Piano Concerto 20-27
Gustafer Yellowgold's Infinity Sock
Gustafer Yellowgold's Infinity Sock
Mollie B Polka Party
Mollie B Polka Party
IVC - Independent Video Channel
IVC - Independent Video Channel
CMT Crossroads
CMT Crossroads
The Lawrence Welk Show
The Lawrence Welk Show
Rewind: Music Videos Of The 80's and 90's
Rewind: Music Videos Of The 80's and 90's
Silent Night
Silent Night
TeenNick Top 10
TeenNick Top 10
iShine KNECT
iShine KNECT
30 Minute Church
30 Minute Church
Rolling Stone: Stories from the Edge
Rolling Stone: Stories from the Edge
Monstar
Monstar
Jimi Hendrix: The Uncut Story
Jimi Hendrix: The Uncut Story
Nashville Country Revival
Nashville Country Revival
The Marty Stuart Show
The Marty Stuart Show
Mac Miller and the Most Dope Family
Mac Miller and the Most Dope Family
iHeartSummer '17 Weekend by AT&T
iHeartSummer '17 Weekend by AT&T
The Four: Battle for Stardom
The Four: Battle for Stardom
La Banda
La Banda
Billboard Music Awards
Billboard Music Awards
Live From Abbey Road
Live From Abbey Road
Top 100 Hip Hop Hits
Top 100 Hip Hop Hits
Marty Stuart
Marty Stuart
Video Killed the Radio Star
Video Killed the Radio Star
Neil Young
Neil Young
Big Time Rush
Big Time Rush
Live Nation TV
Live Nation TV
TRL
TRL
One Shot
One Shot
CMT Top 20 Countdown
CMT Top 20 Countdown
The Joey and Rory Show
The Joey and Rory Show
This Is Justin Bieber
This Is Justin Bieber
The Hustle
The Hustle
Celebration of Gospel
Celebration of Gospel
Beginner Guitar Lessons
Beginner Guitar Lessons
Xscape: Still Kickin' It
Xscape: Still Kickin' It
Noisey
Noisey
R&B Divas
R&B Divas
The Monkees
The Monkees
Presleys' Country Jubilee
Presleys' Country Jubilee
Vinyl
Vinyl
Music Videos
Music Videos
The Sound of Music Live!
The Sound of Music Live!
The Sing Off
The Sing Off
The Sound of Music
The Sound of Music