I.R.S. Records (or International Record Syndicate) was a record label founded in 1979. The founder, Miles Copeland III, was the brother of Stewart, drummer for The Police. The record label specialized in college rock, new wave, and alternative rock and some of the many influential artists signed included: The Alarm, The Bangles, Berlin, Black Sabbath, Buzzcocks, J. J. Cale, Concrete Blonde, Stewart Copeland, The Cramps, Dada, The Damned, Dead Kennedys, The English Beat, The Fall, The Fleshtones, General Public, The Go-Go's, The Genitorturers , Jools Holland, Klark Kent, Let's Active, The Lords of the New Church, Magazine, Gary Numan, Oingo Boingo, R.E.M., Renaissance, Scott Merritt, Stan Ridgway, Skafish, The Stranglers, Fine Young Cannibals, YEN, and Wall of Voodoo. The last release from the label was All Set by the Buzzcocks two weeks before I.R.S. shut down in 1986.