Exactly one year ago, a jury awarded the Beastie Boys $1.7 million from Monster Energy. Monster used five of the Beastie Boys songs illegally in a video recap of a snowboarding event thrown by the company.
Then, UMG sued Monster after the decision was reached, saying they deserved money from the same misuse.
Monster isn’t out of hot water yet. A judge has just ordered Monster to pay the Beastie Boys $668,000 to cover legal fees.
The Beastie Boys had been seeking a whopping $2.4 million to cover their legal fees.
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