Yesterday Mad Decent prez/DJ extraordinaire Diplo released his latest mixtape Mad Legit via Legitmix, a new platform that seeks to legitimize the copyright-violating mixtapes we have come to love and adore. The site sells mixes legitimately; artists get a commission based on the money each mix brings in. If you’re a fan, you’ll sleep well knowing that those source artists will get some money, and if you already own the music, you save some cash on the mixtape you’re seeking to buy. It’s a good idea for those who are itching for some bank account scratch from DJ’s who use their songs, as well as a good way for DJs to cover themselves from pesky copyright holders.
Mixtapes typically exist on the internet underground as freebies, as a label owner himself, it’s not surprising that Diplo’s the big name in Legitmix’s coming out party. That’s of course assuming that people will pay for a Diplo mix. Still, Legitmix and Diplo’s involvement seems to be a big play towards making everyone involved in the global underground mixtape sandbox play nicely with each other. [Download Mad Legit here.]
-Additional reporting by Steven Aguiar