An artist's often gets exposure on television to more people than the usual music outlets (radio and online) and it gives exposure to an audience that may not otherwise hear their music.
The nature of TV appearances has evolved over time, with technology playing a big role.
Singletons are paired up for dinner at a central London restaurant and the date, as well as their reaction afterwards, is filmed.
Mr Fabricant, 67, instantly recognisable in Parliament for his unmistakable thatch of blond hair, was treated for prostate cancer last year.
Thus, several shows that traditionally featured live (or at least mimed) acts began showing music videos instead.