First Access Entertainment has parted company with Zayn Malik. The former One Direction star was signed to the management company for his solo career, but CEO Sarah Stennett confirmed to Variety that First Access no longer represents Malik. The split has emerged as Malik released new single Let Me from his forthcoming second album. Sources say Malik is challenging to work with, declining many promotional opportunities and not touring behind his last album, although he is planning one behind the new set. First Access has also parted company with Ellie Goulding, who has signed to Tap Management after 10 years with Stennett’s company. Its current roster includes Rita Ora, Bebe Rexha and Madison Beer, while the company has also taken a stake in Futurekind.