Early days of Australian music television pre-dated
video clips and often hosts and guests were
featured miming audio recordings of hit songs
while some other early music series were variety-
style series with emphasis on music.
As acceptance of Australian music grew, local and
visiting acts performed more often on a sound
stage and with the advent of music videos, shows
gave way to slickly prepackaged film clips with a
host compère mixing live local acts.
The most recent trend has been towards near and
complete compère-free shows which show music