List of Australian music television shows

List of Australian music television shows

This is a list of Australian produced music television shows.

Early days of music television pre-dated video clips and often hosts and guests were featured miming audio recordings of hit songs (eg. "The Go!! Show"). As acceptance of Australian music grew, local and visiting acts performed more often on a sound stage (eg. "Bandstand"), and with the advent of music videos, shows gave way to slickly prepackaged film clips with a host compère mixing live local acts (eg. "Countdown"). The most recent trend has been towards near and complete compère-free shows which show music videos exclusively (eg. "Rage" and "AMV").

Talent quests and competitions are shown in the second table below.

Music television

Music-oriented talent quests/shows

There have been numerous music related talent quest type shows throughout Australia's television broadcasting history. The typical format for these is a selection of unknown singers or musicians (as opposed to established recording artists) performing before a panel of judges who award points with the winner receiving a cash prize or a recording contract. More recent incarnations have had the heats and eliminations running over several months with public votes included (eg. "Australian Idol").

"Young Talent Time" was one of Australia's longest running talent quest shows (1971-1988) and had a mix of regular in-house performers with a weekly talent competition.

See also

*Music of Australia
*List of Australian television series



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