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 Grammys
The Grammys
The Voice
The Voice
Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood
Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood
Glee
Glee
Dance Moms
Dance Moms
School of Rock
School of Rock
The Defiant Ones
The Defiant Ones
Vinyl
Vinyl
Growing Up Hip Hop: Atlanta
Growing Up Hip Hop: Atlanta
Chasing Destiny
Chasing Destiny
Sunny Day
Sunny Day
Russell Simmons: Brave New Voices
Russell Simmons: Brave New Voices
Tamar & Vince
Tamar & Vince
Laurieann Gibson: Beyond the Spotlight
Laurieann Gibson: Beyond the Spotlight
So Sharp
So Sharp
The Late Late Show with James Corden
The Late Late Show with James Corden
American Idol
American Idol
Nellyville
Nellyville
The Four: Battle for Stardom
The Four: Battle for Stardom
Austin City Limits
Austin City Limits
Rolling Stone: Stories from the Edge
Rolling Stone: Stories from the Edge
Motown Magic
Motown Magic
Mary Mary
Mary Mary
Live From Lincoln Center
Live From Lincoln Center
Smash
Smash
Big Freedia: Queen of Bounce
Big Freedia: Queen of Bounce
Death Row Chronicles
Death Row Chronicles
The Wannabes
The Wannabes
CMT Crossroads
CMT Crossroads
Hashtags
Hashtags
Ex Wives of Rock
Ex Wives of Rock
Music Videos
Music Videos
Joyful Noise
Joyful Noise
Chasing The Saturdays
Chasing The Saturdays
The Willis Family
The Willis Family
Chasing Nashville
Chasing Nashville
Monstar
Monstar
American Boyband
American Boyband
I'm In The Band
I'm In The Band
Great Performances
Great Performances
Uta no Prince Sama
Uta no Prince Sama
Rapture
Rapture
Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert
Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert
Fresh Beat Band of Spies
Fresh Beat Band of Spies
Freestyle Love Supreme
Freestyle Love Supreme
Clash of the Corps
Clash of the Corps
ClassicaLoid
ClassicaLoid
First Family of Hip Hop
First Family of Hip Hop
Metal Evolution
Metal Evolution
Broadway or Bust
Broadway or Bust
A YoungArts Masterclass
A YoungArts Masterclass
Karaoke - Standards
Karaoke - Standards
Sugar
Sugar
Rock This Boat: New Kids on the Block
Rock This Boat: New Kids on the Block
The Hustle
The Hustle
Westside
Westside
Soul Train
Soul Train
Learn To Play The Bass
Learn To Play The Bass
Xscape: Still Kickin' It
Xscape: Still Kickin' It
Dance Academy
Dance Academy
Learn To Play Folk Music
Learn To Play Folk Music
Learn To Play The Banjo
Learn To Play The Banjo
Foo Fighters Sonic Highways
Foo Fighters Sonic Highways
Sound Tracks
Sound Tracks
Suave Says
Suave Says
K. Michelle: My Life
K. Michelle: My Life
Detroit Arts
Detroit Arts
Live at Ronnie Scott's
Live at Ronnie Scott's
Larrymania
Larrymania
Karaoke - R&B & Hip-Hop
Karaoke - R&B & Hip-Hop
Learn To Play The Drums
Learn To Play The Drums
The Breaks
The Breaks
The Lylas
The Lylas
Rewind: Music Videos Of The 80's and 90's
Rewind: Music Videos Of The 80's and 90's
Beyonce: X10: The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour
Beyonce: X10: The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour
Don Francisco Te Invita
Don Francisco Te Invita
Learn To Play 90's Rock
Learn To Play 90's Rock
American Soul
American Soul
Billboard Music Awards
Billboard Music Awards
UnSung
UnSung
Country's Family Reunion
Country's Family Reunion
Song by Song
Song by Song
Disney Junior Music Nursery Rhymes
Disney Junior Music Nursery Rhymes
The Message
The Message
La Voz Kids
La Voz Kids
The Lawrence Welk Show
The Lawrence Welk Show
La Banda
La Banda
This Is Justin Bieber
This Is Justin Bieber
KPOP STAR 2
KPOP STAR 2
Neil Young
Neil Young
Showtime at the Apollo
Showtime at the Apollo
Harry
Harry
Descendants
Descendants
Selena Gomez
Selena Gomez
Noisey
Noisey
Josh Groban
Josh Groban
iHeartSummer '17 Weekend by AT&T
iHeartSummer '17 Weekend by AT&T
Make It Pop
Make It Pop
iHeartCountry Festival
iHeartCountry Festival