Bandwagon (records & music publishing) was involved in the creation of AIM (Association of Independent Music) and was present at the first negotiations with companies like Napster. Bandwagon eventually parted ways with AIM who did not believe ethics were important when considering how to sell music. Bandwagon was courted briefly by Beggars Banquet and Gut Records. However, Bandwagon were eventually blacklisted for their strong and unbending ethos against any involvement of new music in the marketing of any product or service that was neither ethically sourced or environmentally sound.
Bandwagon released some great original music without losing any integrity.
Bandwagon was a financial failure and a cultural success. It brought good people together, and provided a progressive business model of co-operation - a completely unique co-operative model within the music industry; the likes of which had never been seen.