Hostess Entertainment

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Hostess Entertainment Unlimited
Founded 2000
Founder Andrew Lazonby[1]
Distributor(s) Sony Music Distribution[2]
Warner Music Group (Asia)[3][4]
Genre Alternative, pop, and rock
Country of origin Japan
Location Nakameguro, Meguro, Tokyo
Official website

Hostess Incorporated (ホステス株式会社?, Hosutesu Kabushiki Gaisha), DBA Hostess Entertainment (ホステス・エンタテインメント?, Hosutesu Entateinmento) Unlimited, is a Japanese independent music company, representing Western alternative artists and labels in Japan, such as the Beggars Group (4AD/XL/Matador/Rough Trade), Domino Records, V2 Records, Brassland and PIAS UK Distribution. Artists signed to Hostess include Adele, Radiohead, Arctic Monkeys, Warpaint, Mogwai, Theme Park, The xx, Bon Iver and Vampire Weekend.[5] It was founded in 2000 by Andrew "Plug" Lazonby, an alumnus of Royal College of Music.[1]