Kane Brown is being sued by his former producer for breach of contract. According to Billboard, Polow da Don (AKA Jamal Jones) said that he discovered Brown in 2015 and signed a contract with him to record and produce new music under Jones’ Zone 4 label. Among the songs he recorded was Brown’s now-platinum hit, “Used To Love You Sober.” According to the contract, Jones had part of Brown’s royalties, publishing, media imaging, and live events, to name a few. Jones maintains that Brown and his team began communicating with Brown’s current record label, Sony Nashville, directly and ultimately cut him out.
By early 2016, Brown allegedly ended all communication with Jones and changed his phone number. Brown’s attorney allegedly told Jones Zone 4’s agreement with Brown had been terminated, and Jones’ requests for accountings were ignored. Jones also learned Brown had signeded a publishing deal with Universal Music Publishing Group.
Jones claims he is owed royalties on these deals, as well as a percentage of their advances.
Other artists Jones has worked with include Rihanna, Usher, Pitbull and Nicki Minaj.