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 Bobby Brown Story
The Bobby Brown Story
The Voice
The Voice
Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood
Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood
Dance Moms
Dance Moms
Glee
Glee
School of Rock
School of Rock
Vinyl
Vinyl
The Defiant Ones
The Defiant Ones
Chasing Destiny
Chasing Destiny
Growing Up Hip Hop: Atlanta
Growing Up Hip Hop: Atlanta
Russell Simmons: Brave New Voices
Russell Simmons: Brave New Voices
Sunny Day
Sunny Day
Laurieann Gibson: Beyond the Spotlight
Laurieann Gibson: Beyond the Spotlight
So Sharp
So Sharp
American Idol
American Idol
Tamar & Vince
Tamar & Vince
The Late Late Show with James Corden
The Late Late Show with James Corden
Nellyville
Nellyville
Mary Mary
Mary Mary
Austin City Limits
Austin City Limits
Rolling Stone: Stories from the Edge
Rolling Stone: Stories from the Edge
CMT Crossroads
CMT Crossroads
The Willis Family
The Willis Family
Bluegrass Underground
Bluegrass Underground
Uta no Prince Sama
Uta no Prince Sama
Smash
Smash
The Wanted Life
The Wanted Life
I'm In The Band
I'm In The Band
Monstar
Monstar
Fresh Beat Band of Spies
Fresh Beat Band of Spies
The Four: Battle for Stardom
The Four: Battle for Stardom
Beyonce: X10: The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour
Beyonce: X10: The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour
Rapture
Rapture
Noisey
Noisey
First Family of Hip Hop
First Family of Hip Hop
Suave Says
Suave Says
Sing It On
Sing It On
The Hustle
The Hustle
Foo Fighters Sonic Highways
Foo Fighters Sonic Highways
Live From Lincoln Center
Live From Lincoln Center
Karaoke - Specialty
Karaoke - Specialty
The Breaks
The Breaks
Signed
Signed
Breaking the Band
Breaking the Band
Country's Family Reunion
Country's Family Reunion
UnSung
UnSung
Freestyle Love Supreme
Freestyle Love Supreme
Metal Evolution
Metal Evolution
Fix My Choir
Fix My Choir
Beat Girl
Beat Girl
Be One - 40th Anniversary Celebration
Be One - 40th Anniversary Celebration
Dance Academy
Dance Academy
Discovering Lucy Angel
Discovering Lucy Angel
Five Fingers
Five Fingers
K. Michelle: My Life
K. Michelle: My Life
Soul Train
Soul Train
Larrymania
Larrymania
Billboard Music Awards
Billboard Music Awards
The Lawrence Welk Show
The Lawrence Welk Show
Boy Band
Boy Band
Great Performances
Great Performances
La Voz Kids
La Voz Kids
Johnny Cash: Song by Song
Johnny Cash: Song by Song
Country Music Awards
Country Music Awards
American Boyband
American Boyband
Death Row Chronicles
Death Row Chronicles
Mac Miller and the Most Dope Family
Mac Miller and the Most Dope Family
Disney Junior Music Nursery Rhymes
Disney Junior Music Nursery Rhymes
Showtime at the Apollo
Showtime at the Apollo
Make It Pop
Make It Pop
Descendants
Descendants
Dev
Dev
Top 20 Country Countdown
Top 20 Country Countdown
KPOP STAR 2
KPOP STAR 2
The Marty Stuart Show
The Marty Stuart Show
100 Greatest Songs of the 00s
100 Greatest Songs of the 00s
iHeartCountry Festival
iHeartCountry Festival
Backstory
Backstory
Big Freedia: Queen of Bounce
Big Freedia: Queen of Bounce
The Monkees
The Monkees
Big Time Rush
Big Time Rush
The Wannabes
The Wannabes
VIP Access
VIP Access
Soul Train Music Awards
Soul Train Music Awards
Later with Jools Holland
Later with Jools Holland
Snoop Dogg Music
Snoop Dogg Music
On The Run Tour: Beyonce and Jay Z
On The Run Tour: Beyonce and Jay Z
Sugar
Sugar
TobyMac
TobyMac
Black Girls Rock!
Black Girls Rock!
The Agony and the Ecstasy of Phil Spector
The Agony and the Ecstasy of Phil Spector
The Sing Off
The Sing Off
The Sound of Music
The Sound of Music
Josh Groban
Josh Groban
La Banda
La Banda
ON STAGE
ON STAGE
Christina Milian Turned Up
Christina Milian Turned Up
Main Stage
Main Stage
Music and the Spoken Word
Music and the Spoken Word
Mollie B Polka Party
Mollie B Polka Party