One Direction Sign Individual Publishing Deals
The move means 1D can exploit their song writing credits...
One Direction have reportedly signed individual publishing deals.
According to The Sun, Harry, Niall, Liam, Louis and Zayn have each set up separate deals with song publishing company Fingate - who look after the likes of Britney Spears and Foo Fighters.
A source told the tabloid: "This is a real statement of intent from the band.
"They have absolutely no intention of being spoon-fed pop puppets. They want to write and they want to earn as individuals."
The newspaper adds that the deals mean The X Factor group can write tunes for other artists, as well as material for their own solo careers.
It is thought that each 1D member has also set up a personal recording studio in their homes to work on new music.
1D also hit the headlines today (June 6) following the launch of their new female fragrance, Our Moment.