A company that allows artists on youtube to monetize their online music videos with the use of 5-15 second ads. In exchange, the videos are free to watch and are always high quality, never being less than 360p and commonly being as high as 1080p.

For some reason it has gained a large amount of irrational hatred because of the apparent "corporate" feel it gives to youtube, a company owned by a corporation. For some reason people find it crazy that an artists would want to earn some compensation for their popular and free to view videos, especially considering Internet is largely surpassing television and most music channels are notorious for never playing music videos anyway, and that "option" leaves you with 2-3 minutes of commercials.
Vevo is only applied to singles, the music videos which would garner the most attention, so its understandable that the artists would want to be able to profit off of its popularity without purchases. Also, ads before videos are short, never lasting more than 15 seconds, and many lasting only 5 before allowing the viewer to skip. For some reason though this waiting is too much for the "entitled" viewer.

Vevo isn't a sign of greed, but advancement in the industry. Music video fans can now view any video they want, in high quality, and only be separated by mere seconds of ads, and not be charged a dime, and the artists can receive the revenue they have earned.

People trying to make money off of something they put effort into? RIDICULOUS!
Person 1: Oh god, not another vevo vid!
Person 2: What, you hate vevo?
Person 1: Yea, of course, so many stupid ads, I just want to watch the video.
Person 2: What's wrong with vevo, the artists are getting the money they rightfully deserve, especially considering most people don't even BUY music anymore.
Person 1: Yea but still, youtube is just a big corporation now.
Person 2: Youtube always was a corporation, and by the way, the ad's already done, put it to 720p.
by Meaty McSauasage January 13, 2012
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The beginning of Youtube's downfall.
*Types "50 cent" on youtube search*
-Hey, there a new 50 cent video!
-Oh shit nevermind, it's gonna redirect me to Vevo
by tjpartys92 December 12, 2009
(v) The act of censoring and slowing down like that youtube program that is ruining everything
blizz: man did you hear that song icp did?
adam:yeah but fuckin youtube vevoed it and it took forever and the words werent even the right words to the song!!!
by blizz spade May 13, 2010
The act of ruining a music video with LONG loading times, and putting ads at random.
But the only good thing is nothing. They say its in hd, but really all they want to do is to make u wait for something that will never happen.
Dude 1=Hey did u see something called vevo?
Dude 2=Vevo makes me wait just to see music video, when it used to be ad free.
by Bran Nu Neck August 11, 2010
they slap ads over music that has nothing to do with them and make money for doing no work and monopolizing the YouTube music scene
Jeff: "Hey Abby did you see the new Tiesto video?"
Abby: "I tried but there were these supid Vevo ads in the way."
by standup4america1 October 29, 2010
Very Evil Video Organization
(Youtube End)
Man 1 : man vevo it evil
Man 2 : i know that sh!t destroyed youtube heart.
by ZILV3R April 15, 2011
Vevo - vote early, vote often. What you need to do to give your entries thumbs up votes on Urban Dictionary.
Urban Dictionary's entry for proper rugby, (rugby union) and crap boring fake forwardless rugby -- rugby league have been vevoed by pro-league trolls.
by Lester Tiger September 11, 2006
How do I stop or block viewing VEVO ads on youtube, all I want is video's that don't have all these advertisements? I WANT THE VIDEO, NOT THE ADS!!!

EASY: When you type the band you are looking for, include -vevo
Pretend this is the youtube search input box. Type:

"eminem -vevo"

DONE: now all vevo videos are removed.
by stoptheviolence1 July 13, 2011
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