Louis Tomlinson: From "Midnight Memories" to Management
Singer-songwriter Louis Tomlinson first made a name for himself as a member of the boy band One Direction. The band announced that they would be taking a hiatus in 2015, and Tomlinson has since released numerous solo albums.
On March 6, the 29-year-old heartthrob shared plans to create a new artist management company in a series of tweets: "I always dreamed of having my own label, having an imprint never really worked for me because I still had to have someone else's blessing to sign people." He continued in a new tweet, "People I believed in massively but unfortunately didn't fit the traditional pop role hence never doing the deals.... So I've decided to put it out there in the world today. I'm going to start my own music management company to help develop new artists. Watch this space."
Tomlinson specified that he does not plan to launch a record label, and that his management company is still an idea in the works.
Tomlinson has reassured fans that his new company will not mean the end of his own career as a performer and writer. In a tweet, he revealed that he hopes to release new music later this year, writing that "I've been doing a lot of thinking about my next record. It's going to be special!"