Zac Brown claims he worked on a song with Ryan Tedder for months, only for the OneRepublic frontman to abruptly give the beat to Diplo … and now Zac is suing for ownership.
According to a new lawsuit, obtained by TMZ … Zac claims he began functioning with Ryan in March 2018 on a song for his solo profession referred to as, “Nowhere Left To Go,” and Ryan got him began with a beat prior to performing an about-face and handing it more than to Diplo.
In the docs, Zac claims there was an understanding with Ryan that Brown would have ultimate handle of the musical composition, so he did a rough mix and kept in make contact with with Ryan.
In his suit, Zac claims he sent Ryan a sound recording of “Nowhere Left to Go” in June, but in a sudden reversal from their preceding discussions, Tedder told Zac he did not comprehend Brown was really pushing forward with the track and he had currently offered Diplo the green light to use the beat to build a diverse song.
According to the docs, Zac claims Tedder’s manager approached his manager in July, asking Zac to delay the song’s release till Diplo was prepared to release his track.
Zac released his initially solo album, “The Controversy,” in September and “Nowhere Left To Go” was a single of the tracks.
In the suit, Zac claims Tedder submitted a takedown notice claiming the song infringed on Tedder’s copyright soon after the album’s release … and now Brown is calling BS on the takedown notice, and he desires the court to declare he owns the song, plus damages.
We reached out to Tedder … no word back, so far.