Yinka Adegoke

Yinka Adegoke is the deputy editor of Billboard.

Read: Universal Music CEO Lucian Grainge's Letter to Staff About EMI Merger

Universal Music CEO Lucian Grainge Says He'll 'Double A&R Investment' at Capitol, Virgin

Universal Music Group CEO Lucian Grainge was in bullish form late on Friday as in the wake of his company's acquisition of EMI Music finally clearing EU and US regulatory hurdles.He talked with Billboard.biz about his company's new acquisitions, growing Capitol and EMI, and his disappointment at losing most of Parlophone.
Live Nation Opens Up South Korean Office

Live Nation Would Benefit From Going Private: John Malone

Live Nation Entertainment, the world's largest concert and promotions business, would benefit from being taken private, according to the company's largest shareholder John Malone. His comments follow a report last month claiming Live Nation chairman Irving Azoff is considering taking the company private.
Are Netflix's Best Days Behind It?

Sony Movies Still Off Netflix in Starz Dispute

Netflix Inc's online video subscribers have not had access to movies distributed by Sony Corp Pictures Entertainment for four days, due to a dispute between the studio and its pay-TV partner Starz Entertainment.
Exclusive: MySpace Launches New Music Player, Search Function, Facebook Integration

Myspace In Final Buyout Talks With Bobby Kotick

An investor group including Activision Blizzard Chief Executive Officer Bobby Kotick is in final talks to take a controlling stake in News Corp's social network site Myspace, according to three people familiar with the matter.
Disney is 2010's Top Licensor With $28.6 Billion in Retail Sales

Disney's Rare Revenue Miss Hurts Shares

Walt Disney Co reported a rare results miss after "Mars Needs Moms" capped a disappointing quarter at the U.S. box office, sending its shares down 3 percent.
Record Label Shake Ups, Sales Make For A Tumultuous Year In The Music Industry

Warner Music $3 Billion Buyout Could be Done this Week: Source

According to reports, final buyout bids for Warner Music Group are due on Monday (May 2), and the company could be sold by the end of the week in a deal valued at over $3 billion. The third round of bids are led by two competing financial groups Len Blavatnik's Access Industry and a joint bid by Tom and Alec Gores' Platinum Equity and Gores Group.