Monster & Noel Lee Must Pay Beats Nearly $8M in Legal Fees

On a Roll, Beats Files New Lawsuit Against Monster Seeking $100 Million While you were drinking your eggnog or otherwise enjoying your holidays, the Grinch stole all the good cheer from Monster LLC and owner Noel Lee when a jury … Continue reading

Beats Wins; Monster Loses Lawsuit Over Alleged Dirty Dealing

Trial is Now on Defendants’ Efforts to Recover Lawyers Fees The fat lady hasn’t sung yet, but it’s pretty much all over for Monster LLC and Noel Lee’s lawsuit against Beats Electronics LLC, Andre Young (a/k/a Dr. Dre), Jimmy Iovine, … Continue reading

After Transfer to L.A., Monster vs. Beats Picks Up Again

Beats Won Round One; Monster Wins Round Two It’s been ten months now since Beats Electronics, LLC won their motion to transfer the lawsuit brought against them by Monster, LLC, from San Mateo courts up in Northern California to their … Continue reading

Apple Faces the Music – Multiple Investigations Launched

Just days after Apple, Inc. announced its plans to attempt to reassert its leading role in the music distribution and streaming businesses, we learn from the New York Times that two powerful state attorneys general in New York and Connecticut … Continue reading

Bad Omen? Beats Wins Round 1 of Monster vs. Beats

Judge Agrees with Beats, Transfers Case to Home Turf in LA We first told you about Monster, LLC and CEO “Head Monster” Noel Lee filing a lawsuit against Beats, LLC alleging fraudulent practices back in January, in a post that … Continue reading

Risky Business: Monster Sues Beats Alleging Fraudulent Practices

As the 2015 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) kicked off yesterday in Las Vegas, attorneys for Monster, LLC and owner Noel Lee were busy filing a lawsuit in a California Superior court against Beats Electronics, LLC,  Andre Young (Beats founder … Continue reading

Monster’s ‘Head Monster’ Talks Beats & Women at CE Week 2014

When the history of Monster Products is written some day in the future, there will be many legitimate highlights for their historian to ponder. First and foremost among these will be the fact that CEO Noel Lee (known as the … Continue reading

Smart! Spotify Streamed to Your Smartphone is Now Free; Now Offers Led Zeppelin

Spotify, the popular music sharing app, announced today that it will offer streamed music to smartphones for free (ad-supported), starting today. Spotify has long offered this capability on desktop computers for free (again supported by advertising), but had required a … Continue reading

Beats Gets $60 Million Investment in Daisy; And a Visit From Apple CEO

How big has Beats Electronics, LLC become? Big enough to warrant a visit by Apple, Inc. CEO Tim Cook to discuss a potential partnership in Beat’s new streaming music service tentatively code-named Daisy. And big enough to relatively easily obtain … Continue reading