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
Growing Up Hip Hop: Atlanta
Growing Up Hip Hop: Atlanta
Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood
Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood
The Four: Battle for Stardom
The Four: Battle for Stardom
The Voice
The Voice
School of Rock
School of Rock
Dance Moms
Dance Moms
Tamar & Vince
Tamar & Vince
UnSung
UnSung
Make It Pop
Make It Pop
Austin City Limits
Austin City Limits
American Epic
American Epic
Smash
Smash
Xscape: Still Kickin' It
Xscape: Still Kickin' It
Big Freedia: Queen of Bounce
Big Freedia: Queen of Bounce
I'm In The Band
I'm In The Band
Great Performances
Great Performances
Mary Mary
Mary Mary
Nellyville
Nellyville
The Willis Family
TRL
The Late Late Show with James Corden
Sunny Day
American Boyband
Foo Fighters Sonic Highways
Signed
Music and the Spoken Word
Noisey
Chasing Nashville
Bluegrass Underground
Larrymania
Country's Family Reunion
K. Michelle: My Life
Live From Lincoln Center
So Sharp
American Idol
The Sound of Music
iShine KNECT
Long Strange Trip
Mac Miller and the Most Dope Family
Showtime at the Apollo
Soul Train
CMT Crossroads
TeenNick Top 10
BabyFirst's Easter Special
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
IVC - Independent Video Channel
Best of Andy Williams
Billboard Music Awards
Music Videos
Midwest Country
Guitar Center Sessions
Nature Relaxation
Rewind: Music Videos Of The 80's and 90's
Beyonce: Life Is But a Dream
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
Freestyle Love Supreme
Learn To Play The Drums
Josh Groban
Dance Academy
Soul Train Music Awards
Guerra de Idolos
Mollie B Polka Party
The Lawrence Welk Show
Uta no Prince Sama
Celebration of Gospel
The Marty Stuart Show
Pop-Up Video
Big Time Rush
Harry
The Breaks
La Banda
Christina Milian Turned Up
CMT Top 20 Countdown
The Joey and Rory Show
Fresh Beat Band of Spies
Encore!
History of the Eagles
Beyonce: X10: The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour
Dev
Later with Jools Holland
Top 100 Hip Hop Hits
Boy Band
R&B Divas
CMA Country Christmas
Johnny Cash: Song by Song
Presleys' Country Jubilee
The American Music Awards