|Cleveland International Records
|Country of origin
Cleveland International Records is an independent record label formed in 1977 by Steve Popovich. One of the first albums the label released was Bat Out of Hell (1977) by Jim Steinman and Meat Loaf which has sold over 40 million copies worldwide. They have also released recordings by B. J. Thomas and The Irish Rovers, among others.
The label won a lawsuit in 2005 when Sony Music produced copies of the Bat Out of Hell CD without the Cleveland International logo. In 2007, a court ordered Sony to pay Cleveland $5 million.