I regret making this post
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.