Far From Legally Dead, Monster Slugs Back at Beats

Beats Gets More Awarded; But Monster Wins a Key Ruling Too When we last visited this legal clash of the titans, a jury had just found that Monster must pay Beats nearly $8 million to reimburse them for the legal … Continue reading

James Loudspeaker Adds John Bishop to Their Team

James Loudspeaker, the Napa, CA-based manufacturer of innovative, high-performance speaker solutions, announced this week that it is adding John Bishop in a new role with the company – Director of Architectural Audio Services. Bishop, a fairly well-known sales representative in … Continue reading

The Forgotten Thiel

Strata-gee *EXCLUSIVE* Interview with Tom Thiel Although Strata-gee has loosely followed Thiel Audio for many years, since 2012, when the company was sold by co-founder Kathy Gornik to a group of Tennessee private equity investors, our coverage intensified. Part of … Continue reading

Monster Throws a ‘Hail Mary,’ Pays Millions for Super Bowl Ad

Monster, Inc. (formerly Monster Cable) announced this week that it is launching its first ever television ad during the NBC broadcast of Super Bowl LII this Sunday, February 4. Usually the biggest TV event of the year, Super Bowl commands … Continue reading

O’Connor Named CEDIA CEO, ‘Status Quo’ Wins the Day

CEDIA announced this week that it was promoting Tabatha O’Connor to permanent CEDIA Global President and CEO. O’Connor, a sixteen-year CEDIA association employee, had recently been serving as the “acting” President and CEO in the wake of the sudden dismissal … Continue reading

Monte Wood, Behind-the-Scenes Hero, Dies

Sad news to report this holiday season – Monte Spencer Wood, a behind-the-scenes hero at Tampa, Florida-based Perpetual Marketing Associates and PGW Distributing, died peacefully in his sleep in the early evening of December 26, the day after Christmas. Monte, … Continue reading