Jerry Moss had a record label to run, financially, so reading current trends and finding a way to profit on them was his thing. IRS was more a distribution deal than anything else, so I doubt Herb would have had much if any input on the label. Although A&M itself had no trouble cherry-picking the best for release on their own label. Even the CTi label was more like a distribution deal--it was seemingly no problem for CTi to pick up and move to Columbia when things at A&M soured. In CTi's case, it probably took a general direction from A&M ("make pop jazz records") than direct input over each artist's signing or directing the production of each album.I know the upcoming I.R.S> Records documentary interviews Jerry Moss, but not Herb. SO was Miles deal with A&M a Jerry Moss thing? Probably.