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AUDIO: Miles Copeland (1989)

John Tobler, Rock's Backpages audio, 1989

The IRS chief talks about the label and its successes on both sides of the Atlantic: R.E.M., the Go-Go's, Fine Young Cannibals and more; being saved from bankruptcy by punk, and his labels Faulty Products, Deptford Fun City and others; Squeeze and the Police; IRS's relationship with Jerry Moss at A&M, then moving, via MCA, to EMI; the Night of the Guitars tour, and its participants; London v Los Angeles; how he got into the business; the current state of pop, and his predictions for its future.


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