With its sales chief out and margins slim, the video service heads to its second upfront presentation thinking about life beyond YouTube.

The surprise exit of Vevo sales chief David Kohl, who had been there since 2009, is a big cause for concern among advertisers and music industry partners who worry about disruption to a business whose primary revenue source is advertising. In the interim, Vevo CEO Rio Caraeff has taken on all key sales decisions and has appointed recruitment firm Spencer Stuart to find a chief revenue officer for the video company.

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