Miles Copeland of I.R.S. Records on R.E.M., The Police and More, Plus Opinions on Brandi Carlile & Parquet Courts

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As a co-founder and executive at I.R.S. Records, Miles Copeland found success in the 1980s with a roster of artists ranging from R.E.M. to The Police to the Go-Go’s. Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot talk with Miles about his influential career and his new memoir. Plus, Jim and Greg review some new music from Brandi Carlile & Parquet Courts. 

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Miles Copeland

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Miles Copeland’s memoir “Two Steps Forward, One Step Back” covers an extraordinary life in the music business. From his time managing The Police and Sting to founding I.R.S. Records and launching bands like R.E.M., The Go-Go’s, and the Buzzcocks, Copeland covers a lot of ground in conversation with Jim and Greg.

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