In an exclusive interview with The Sun, the One Direction star reveals his plans to launch a label through Sony.

If you still haven’t recovered from Zayn’s heavenly face appearing in public again, get ready because the 1D machine just doesn’t let up these days!

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It’s been a non-existent tour break for One Direction so far, with the band (and their former bandmate) seemingly busier than ever.

Just hours after Zayn Malik’s first official solo award win, and a day after the 1D boys hosted a charity ball, the hustle continues as The Sun’s Dan Wootton exclusively spoke with 23-year-old Louis Tomlinson about his plans to front his own record label.

“It’s absolutely great to be working with Syco on a label. This is something I’ve wanted to do for some time, and to be given the opportunity to potentially give new artists a platform is an incredible feeling. I hope to sign some really exciting artists down the line.”

His first two signed artists will be X Factor contestant Jack Walton, and whoever wins new UK reality show Be In The Band.

As previously reported, Tomlinson generally operates as the business frontman of One Direction, making all kinds of behind the scenes decisions on behalf of the band.

[Louis] turned to music in January by setting up his own media company, 78 Productions Limited. Then he looked for fresh talent as a judge at Sony’s Be in the Band competition in March. But his own record label takes his ambitions up a notch.

With Malik choosing to branch out on his own and Tomlinson now flexing some serious industry power, Simon Cowell’s brief aside that One Direction “are their own bosses” in an interview last night seems like it might at least be a little bit true.

Tomlinson officially began writing with bandmate Liam Payne for their fifth album a few days ago, and, after hearing an early preview, Simon Cowell has said he believes it will be their best work ever.

1st day back writing !!

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