Ian got his start in the agency business at Paragon Agency in Macon, Ga., in the 1970s, working with Alex Hodges. Buck Williams and John Huie, before starting FBI – where he represented some of the top artists of the 1980s including the Police, R.E.M., Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, Go-Go’s, and Squeeze.

Copeland wrote an autobiography, “Wild Thing,” in 1995 recounting his remarkable career and upbringing as the son of an American C.I.A. agent in the Middle East.

In recent years he owned the Backstage Café in Beverly Hills.

He is survived by two daughters, Chandra and Barbara.