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

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

Tidal Targets Netflix – Adding Movies to Service

Company Reports Stunning Growth Numbers Tidal, the high quality music streaming service purchased by rapper Jay Z one year ago, is said to be adding movie streaming to their service, Page Six (part of the New York Post) reported yesterday. … 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

More Than 7 Out of 10 Music Industry Execs Say Tidal Won’t Last a Year

If I were Jay Z’s publicist, I’d be nervous right now. The popular rapper’s reputation as a savvy businessman is in serious jeopardy. Billboard, one of the oldest and most prominent music industry publications, has recently launched a new annual … 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

Backing Beats – Apple Launches Retaliatory Attack on Monster

BREAKING NEWS Monster’s Noel Lee Talks to Us About Latest Lawsuit Developments As many regular readers know, Strata-gee has been closely following the litigation between Monster, LLC and Beats Electronics, LLC. Although the matter is really just getting started, it … 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