(CelebrityAccess) — ICM Partners has parted ways with longtime client Celine Dion after they alleged she failed to pay commissions on a major concert deal.
According to Billboard, Dion, who has been repped by ICM Partners partner and co-head of concerts Rob Prinz, may be facing legal action from the talent agency over the allegedly unpaid commissions.
ICM Partners broke the news to their employees in an internal memo, which Billboard obtained.
“As many of you are aware, Rob Prinz has represented Celine Dion for over 30 years (since the beginning of her career), including her unprecedented $500 Million, multi-year touring and performing deal which she signed in 2017. Unfortunately, Ms. Dion is refusing to pay the balance of commissions she owes the agency on this historic deal. Please know that we have made every effort to amicably resolve this matter. While we continue to admire and respect her extraordinary talent as an artist, regrettably we are left with no choice but to initiate a legal proceeding to secure the compensation we are owed, and as such we will no longer be representing her.”
News of the schism between ICM and their longtime client comes as she is preparing to conclude her Las Vegas residency this summer and just days after Concert West Senior Vice President John Nelson told Billboard that Dion is planning major international tour after she wraps her stay in Vegas.
A representative of ICM Partners confirmed to CelebrityAccess that Dion was no longer represented by the talent agency.