British singer Gary Barlow is closing his record label to focus on his family.

The Take That star set up Future Records in 2009, but the father-of-three has decided to step away from the company to spend more time with his loved ones.

He tells Britain's The Sun newspaper, "It's been a very difficult decision but it came down to time. I've had a lot going on recently and I want to spend more time with my family."

Artists signed to the label are set to be re-housed within parent company Universal.