I.R.S
RECORDS

 Independent label: I.R.S. (International Record Syndicate) was formed in 1979 by Miles Copeland as an American version of a group of punk & new wave labels that he operated in the UK under the umbrella name Faulty Products (a name that he later used for an I.R.S. sub-label in the US).
Initially distributed by A&M Records, I.R.S. moved distribution to MCA Records in 1985, and to Enigma Records in 1990. Some I.R.S. releases were issued for the UK and continental Europe through Copeland's label Illegal Records. Copeland also established local I.R.S. offices in conjunction with his Illegal divisions in those countries. I.R.S. was closed down in 1996, and in 1997 Copeland formed a new label, Ark 21 Records.
Distributed By A&M Records [1979-85]  MCA Records [1985-90]  EMI Records [1990-96].

  

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