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Headquarters Ottawa, Canada
Brooklyn, New York
Key people Omid McDonald, CEO[1]
Booker Sim, CMO[1]
Gerry Burtenshaw, CTO
Industry Music technology
Website www.legitmix.com
Launched 2011

Legitmix is a Canadian company that offers services to artists who create remixes.[2][3] Legitmix facilitates users who wish to legally sell remixes they have created by requiring the purchase of original tracks.[4][5]


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.[6][3] Remixers receive 70% of the price of their Legitmix files,[4][7] while copyright holders get paid for the purchase of the original tracks used in the remix.[2] Music files used to construct remixes must be exact matches to the ones legally sold through Legitmix.[6] 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.[8][7]


The company has offices in Ottawa, Canada and Brooklyn, New York.[4][5] Legitmix was formally launched in 2011 with a Diplo mixtape called "Mad Legit."[3][1] Other early adopters include The Hood Internet and El-P.[4]


  1. ^ a b c "The coolest NYC companies: music and tech start-up Legitmix". Time Out New York. Retrieved 2013-10-10. 
  2. ^ a b "Can Legitmix Solve Remix Copyright for DJs + Producers?". DJTechTools. Retrieved 2013-10-10. 
  3. ^ a b c "Legitmix Ends the Music Sampling Deadlock". MIT Technology Review. Retrieved 2013-10-10. 
  4. ^ a b c d "Legitmix Founder Omid McDonald Explains His Plan to Make Sample-Based Music Perfectly Legal, Equitable (Q&A)". Billboard Biz. Retrieved 2013-10-10. 
  5. ^ a b "Legitmix: Solving The Sampling Issue". DJZ. Retrieved 2013-10-10. 
  6. ^ a b "Interactive technology gets a spotlight at North by Northeast". Toronto Star. 2013-06-10. Retrieved 31 October 2013. 
  7. ^ a b "These songs cost upwards of $14 apiece, and people are actually paying". Quartz. Retrieved 31 October 2013. 
  8. ^ "Legitmix finds a legal way to sell remixes, but they're not always cheap". The Verge. Retrieved 2013-10-10. 

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