Ian Copeland played a big part in New Wave music and increasing the musicís popularity in the US. He promoted artists like REM, The Go-Go's, Squeeze, and The English Beat.
He founded Frontier Booking International (FBI), which was a tongue-in-cheek answer to his brother Miles' IRS Records.
On June 9, The Modern World will feature music from the best talent roster during the New Wave.
Ian Copeland died May 23, 2006 of melanoma.
The best link for information about the life of Ian Copeland is at Lil Mike's blog.
Another link on Ian's passing is at Pollstar.com.