Hostess Entertainment

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Hostess Entertainment Unlimited
FounderAndrew Lazonby[1]
Distributor(s)Sony Music Distribution[2]
Warner Music Group (Asia)[3][4]
GenreAlternative, pop, and rock
Country of originJapan
LocationNakameguro, 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]


  1. ^ a b Andrew "Plug" Lazonby, Key Speaker, Music Matters! 2009
  2. ^ Hostess Inc. X Sony Japan
  3. ^ Hostess Inc. X Warner Music
  4. ^ Hostess Entertainment and Warner Music South East Asia Announce Distribution Partnership, Warner Music Group
  5. ^ "Artists | Hostess Entertainment Unlimited". Retrieved 2016-08-29.