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Marty Scott (pictured), founder and former president of Jem Records, Inc.

Jem broke many artists through its highly effective radio and in-store airplay methods, launching the careers of many UK and domestic artists through it's F.A.R.M. system.

Working with many of the major labels it released first albums by such artists as The Cure, Simple Minds, Siouxee and the Banshees, X, and exclusively distributed labels such as WEA International, Virgin America, and EG.

The most famous of it's exclusive distribution of imports was its arrangement with Epic Records to import and distribute the Japanese-only Cheap Trick Live at Budokan, selling so many albums in the first month, Epic held up releasing the bands next studio album to release Budokan and go on to sell millions of records.