Cleveland International Records

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Cleveland International Records
Founded 1977 (1977)
Founder Steve Popovich
Genre Rock, polka
Country of origin U.S.
Location Willoughby, Ohio
Official website

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 Meat Loaf which has sold over 40 million copies worldwide.[1] They have also released recordings by Ronnie Spector, B. J. Thomas, Slim Whitman 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.[2]

See also


  1. ^ "Label Blew Meat Loaf's biggest". Jim Steinman. 2007-02-28. Retrieved 2009-07-06.
  2. ^ "Sony sued in Meat Loaf logo row". BBC News. 2007-11-23. Retrieved 2007-11-23.
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