I.R.S. Records

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I.R.S. Records was a major American record label founded by Miles Copeland III, Jay Boberg, and Carl Grasso in 1979.[1] I.R.S. produced some of the most popular bands of the 1980s, and was particularly known for issuing records by college rock, new wave and alternative rock artists, including R.E.M., The Go-Go's, Wall of Voodoo, and Fine Young Cannibals. Currently the label is distributed by parent company Universal Music Group.[2]

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I.R.S. Records
Parent companyUniversal Music Group
Founded1979 (original)
2012 (relaunch)
FounderMiles Copeland III
Jay Boberg
Carl Grasso
DefunctMay 1996 (original)
2015 (relaunch)
Distributor(s)A&M (1979–1985)
MCA (1985–1990)
EMI (1990–1996)
EMI (2011–2012)
Caroline Distribution (2013–2015)
Capitol Music Group/UMe (2015–present)
Country of originUnited States
Official websiteonamrecords.com