- List of Australian music television shows
This is a list of
Australian produced music televisionshows.
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-oriented talent quests/shows
There have been numerous music related
talent questtype 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.
Music of Australia
List of Australian television series
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