Solange Knowles is launching her own record label.

The singer has taken inspiration from her big sister Beyonce's husband Jay-Z by setting up her own label Saint Records under Sony's umbrella, allowing her to release her own music with complete creative freedom as well as promoting other artists.

Solange announced the news on Twitter, posting: ''Big news day for me! Wasn't ready to announce, but since false info is spreading I will gladly do so:) Supppppperr EXCITED!

''Super stoked to announce I've started my own label,SAINT RECORDS,where I'll be releasing my music & other projects distributed through SONY!

''Through Saint Records I will have 100% creative/artistic control & continue to passionately pursue my footing in this new musical movement. (sic)''

Solange, 26, previously switched from major label Universal to go independent with her 2012 EP 'True', which was released via Terrible Records, co-run by Grizzly Bear's Chris Taylor.

She decided to make the news of her new business venture public after hearing rumours she was supposedly signing to Columbia records, which is owned by Sony.

The star has only recorded two full albums to date, 'Solo Star' in 2003 and 2008's 'Sol-Angel and the Hadley St. Dreams', but is eyeing up a 2013 release date for her next offering.