Former One Direction Member Louis Tomlinson Has Plans to Start a Music Management Company


via Rolling Stone

Dominic Rascati, Staff Writer

New hope may be on the horizon for more untraditional pop acts with dreams of stardom. Singer Louis Tomlinson of One Direction boy band fame has announced the idea stage of his very own music management company. The revelation came from a series of tweets by Tomlinson over the past weekend.

“I’ve decided to put it out there in the world today,” Tomlinson wrote on March 6th. “I’m going to start my own music management company to help develop new artists. Watch this space.” 

Tomlinson added that he has always wanted his own music label but could not bring himself to make an imprint under someone else, where he would have to get them to sign off on his ideas. He spoke of “[p]eople I believed in massively but unfortunately didn’t fit the traditional pop role hence never doing the deals” in a scenario like that. He also clarified that his idea is strictly “a management company” and “not a label.” 

This is not the first time that the singer has made business moves within the music industry. Just this past summer, Tomlinson left Syco Music, a label run by former mentor Simon Cowell. Syco played a role in releasing five One Direction albums, four of Tomlinson’s solo singles, and a solo album. 

Now on his own, Tomlinson’s new endeavor is poised to make potential waves in the world of professional music. The singer carries the name recognition of one of the hottest boy bands in recent memory. Additionally, Tomlinson and his former bandmates have all seen artistic success in the years since the band dissolved. The music world has also changed drastically as music streaming platforms like Spotify and Apple Music blur the line of success between major corporations and independent artists. 

Prominent music executives can rest assured that nothing is official as of yet. However, the world now awaits Tomlinson’s ideas to come to fruition, and with those ideas, a potential new family of unorthodox pop artists and sounds.