Hostess Entertainment

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, Virgin Music Label & Artist Services 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]

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


  1. ^ a b Andrew "Plug" Lazonby, Key Speaker, Music Matters! 2009[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ Hostess Inc. X Sony Japan
  3. ^ Hostess Inc. X Warner Music
  4. ^ Hostess Entertainment and Warner Music South East Asia Announce Distribution Partnership Archived 2011-07-11 at the Wayback Machine, Warner Music Group
  5. ^ "Artists | Hostess Entertainment Unlimited". Retrieved 2016-08-29.