I’ve spent many hours listening to YouTube, not watching. There appears to be a sweet spot for long-lived (large catalog) bands that are unpopular enough to have never been on a major label or imitator (nothing gets taken down nor monetized) but popular enough that lots of their catalog is uploaded. The main problem with YT for me is that nobody has gotten around to uploading much or even anything from many great but too unpopular bands.

The Ex is an example of a band in that sweet spot that I’ve been listening to a lot recently.