Brooklyn, New York
|Key people||Omid McDonald, CEO
Booker Sim, CMO
Gerry Burtenshaw, CTO
Legitmix is a Canadian company that offers services to artists who create remixes. Legitmix facilitates users who wish to legally sell remixes they have created by requiring the purchase of original tracks.
Legitmix sells a file, which is named a Legitimix file, that rebuilds a remixed song on a user's hard drive to the remixer's specifications, using the listener's copies of the sampled tracks. Remixers receive 70% of the price of their Legitmix files, while copyright holders get paid for the purchase of the original tracks used in the remix. Music files used to construct remixes must be exact matches to the ones legally sold through Legitmix. Because listeners are required to purchase or already own the original tracks used in a remix, the recreated remix might be several times more expensive than the cost of an individual song.
The company has offices in Ottawa, Canada and Brooklyn, New York. Legitmix was formally launched in 2011 with a Diplo mixtape called "Mad Legit." Other early adopters include The Hood Internet and El-P.
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