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ShinyUmbreon189 September 29th, 2012 4:25 PM

What are your thoughts on Vevo?
What do you guy's think of the music video business on youtube know as Vevo? Do you hate them, like them, or don't care.

I personally hate Vevo. Not only do they censor swear words they sensor bs words. I was watching Dr. Dre's Forgot About Dre video and this is what they did. "Who do you think taught you to smoke ***** (trees). They censored out the word trees. It's like they try to keep they're videos G rated. They censor words that shouldn't even be censored. Not to mention they're minute long advertisements. So what's your thoughts on this evil organization.


Rodriguezjames55 September 29th, 2012 6:43 PM

plain and simple

Thank god Linkin park doesn't have a vevo
not only for censorship the ad are annoying and tend to be a minute plus thank god i have ad blocker

Hikamaru September 29th, 2012 7:29 PM

I've watched some of VEVO before, and I have to admit I never noticed any censors until this thread was brought up.

On top of censoring words, they sometimes block entire videos in certain countries. And I so hate seeing that "blocked in your country" message.

VEVO makes good videos nerfed and those ads are annoying.

White_Arcanine September 29th, 2012 9:34 PM

I hate VEVO, but it's a nice way to organize videos. Three Days Grace's I hate everything about you is how I feel about VEVO. XD

Poke Fox September 29th, 2012 9:51 PM

So far, I haven't had any issues with VEVO, I just thought it was just another regular channel on YouTube - I have one too.

Are there Oceans in Space? September 30th, 2012 8:31 AM

See, I didn't know what VEVO was, but when they started popping up, so did the commercials. :P

Harley Quinn September 30th, 2012 8:52 AM

I'm not particularly fond of Vevo because of it's monopoly on every famous singer ever on Youtube, but I suppose it's convenient at the same time that I quickly find a song by an artist and listen to it, provided it isn't blocked in my country or whatever. As long as I can quickly access Britney Spears videos I'm okay!!!!!

shenanigans October 3rd, 2012 9:41 AM

Don't really care, honestly. I never really saw it as me watching some sort of super-evil world-destroying propaganda-spewing hate machine. I just saw it as a channel with popular music videos and adverts which, by no stretch of the imagination, is anything unusual. Speaking of the adverts, a one-minute advertisement isn't bad when you consider that a music channel on TV will throw five minutes of them at you after every few tracks.

Regarding the censorship thing, well, what do you expect? Vevo is immensely popular and so is the content it uploads. With younger and younger people using the internet regularly every day, do you expect them to not censor music? Although I'll admit that trees is an... odd one.

Basically yeah. Maybe Vevo does do more harm than good in some... obscure way, but I can't say I've ever had any issue with it.

YungKnowledge October 14th, 2012 7:36 AM

I really dislike Vevo but my only issues with that it censor songs that are not even that bad.

Kruse October 14th, 2012 1:59 PM

Censorship, lag (at least for me) and additional advertisement are enough reasons for me to dislike them.

Hannah October 16th, 2012 8:27 PM

Vevo is horrible. The ads that appear piss me off, really. Before Vevo started its madness, I used to watch music videos by random people, not by a company. And I never really noticed that they censor some words, tbh.

Awesomepulls October 19th, 2012 11:25 AM

Vevo is just a business like any other theres nothing wrong being committed except the want for more money and more business (which is what a business wants). They will do whatever it is they think it is the public wants they have started to release explicit videos from seeing all the complaints i guess but they started out with censorship because that user friendly for everyones ears. No matter how much the public would like to deny it they have more control over companies than they realize. Its all about making money for these businesses. It doesnt really bother me if anyone of us started a business with the intent to make money from it we would all follow the same path.

LividZephyr October 19th, 2012 11:35 AM

I've never had a problem with Vevo, although the ads are annoying. Part of it might be due to me not listening to explicit materials, as I am not a fan of that stuff. They're a business, but they don't strike me as an evil one in the slightest. I mean, if you want "evil business," look no further than Apple or Wal-Mart. Vevo isn't THAT horrific.

Cherrim October 19th, 2012 11:51 AM

...I never realized anyone took issue with Vevo. And it kind of amazes me that one of the main reasons people are stating is ads? Really?

If you don't want to deal with ads on your music, buy it and listen to it that way. If you don't want to hand over money, download the song illegally and listen to it. But you use Youtube for the convenience, right? Because you like the song? Every time you listen to the Vevo version of a song and watch the ad, some of the revenue goes toward: A) Youtube, to keep the servers running that allow you instant access to songs; B) Vevo, to keep the licenses for the songs so you can legally listen to them without having to pirate or buy them yourself; and C) the artist themselves, so they can continue to make music for you to listen to.

There's obviously a bit more to it than that but complaining about ads on Vevo is like complaining about commercials on the radio. You're listening to music at no cost to you--the ads are how it is paid for.

That said, I had no idea Vevo censored all the songs. I swear I've seen both censored and uncensored versions of some songs on Vevo, but I will admit I don't end up on Vevo pages very often. Well, I guess that's also akin to radio, if you think about it. Since it's accessible to everyone and everyone, it probably makes more business-sense to censor it so they don't have to restrict it by age.

And lastly, I like the idea of Vevo. I think it's nice that the industry recognized fairly early on that Youtube was a good source to quickly listen to music/watch music videos and came up with a format that allowed them to profit from that while still giving fans what they want. It's nice to be able to find an official version of a song that I know I can trust when looking for a song I've never heard before (as is the case with all pop music for me XD) rather than having to sift through a million bad lyrics videos that have inappropriate intro music and weird outro music to go along with the typo'd lyrics and, sometimes, not even the right version of a song.

droomph October 19th, 2012 2:26 PM

Um vevo?

I honestly couldn't care less, unless they purposefully wreck a video just because. And I've never seen that happen, so they're good on my books.

I would much rather see the videos on the artist's official channel tbh, but if I can't (eg Daft Punk is one of the few that don't have a YouTube channel) it's fine with me.

hashtag October 19th, 2012 11:59 PM


Originally Posted by ShinyUmbreon189 (Post 7357102)
Not to mention they're minute long advertisements.

Why don't you just download an ad-blocker for your browser? I have no problem with Vevo, I barely listen to songs on YouTube as it is, my iTunes library is all I need.

Para-Dox October 20th, 2012 12:08 AM

From what I remember, Youtube once banned all music videos due to copyright **** until VEVO came around and made it legal again.

tbh, I think that VEVO is good. Without it, music on Youtube would be a copyright infringement hotspot. Yes, VEVO does censor some songs and Yes, the ads on VEVO are very obnoxious, but what would you rather do? Get flung into court for copyright quarrels or watch a 15 sec advert (which is usually skippable) before a music video.

Spherical Ice October 20th, 2012 4:16 AM

Eh, I really think people give it too much hate, its just corporates doing their thang. Also re: using adblockers I tend not to on Youtube because I subscribe to loads of people and feel guilty if I cut their income. Lol.

Snowdrop October 20th, 2012 5:55 AM

A lot of the songs I listen to don't cuss very much or simply aren't on VEVO but I never really had a problem with it except that it was slow. There are ads there, yeah, but now I see ads on like half the videos I watch so it's no big deal anymore. I can deal with 30 seconds of some Mormon dude telling my about his accomplishments lol. They provide HD music videos and good sound quality so I actually think VEVO's not all that bad :P

Cosmotone8 October 20th, 2012 5:03 PM


Originally Posted by Snowdrop (Post 7378867)
I can deal with 30 seconds of some Mormon dude telling my about his accomplishments lol.

Um, I'm Mormon, soooo.... >.>
But I don't have a problem with VEVO. They let me listen to music without paying money. And some of the vids are awesome.
And btw, Vevo actually stands for...
Onions. :3

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