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Beastie Boys Awarded $1.7 Million in Monster Energy Lawsuit
Posted by Jeffrey Harris on 06.05.2014



Billboard reports that the Beastie Boys won out their lawsuit against Monster Energy. Jurors ruled that the beverage company owes the band $1.7 million.

The trial for the two-year lawsuit began last Tuesday in New York Federal Court. It followed Monster Energy's use of a Beastie Boys "megamix," composed by DJ Z-Trip, who Monster hired to soundtrack a four-minute-long recap video of a snowboarding competition sponsored by the company. The video featured the following Beastie Boys songs: "Sabotage," "Pass the Mic," "Make Some Noise," "So What'cha Want" and "Looking Down the Barrel Of a Gun." In the opening statements presented last week, Monster Energy admitted to infringing upon the songs.

For the trial, living members of the group took the stand, including Adam "Ad Rock" Horovitz and Michael "Mike D" Diamond. During his testimony, Diamond said, "We can't make new Music" because of the recent untimely passing of Adam Yauch.

Diamond and Horovitz sought $1 million for the infringement of their song licenses and another $1 million for the implied endorsement. Monster Energy tried to bring forth witnesses to say $125,000 was a more acceptable rate for the violation. The jury in the case disagreed.





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