The expected result of an entertainer’s death is the huge outpouring from the general public. The works from that artist become a hot commodity and fans begin to buy it as fast as they can. Michael Jackson’s sales went through the roof at the time of his death and the same has happened with Whitney Houston. But, one company thought they would go for the gusto and super capitalize off rising sells by hiking prices…so we thought.
Sony came forward yesterday to apologize for the rise in prices on two Whitney Houston albums at the UK’s Apple iTunes store, according to Digital Trends. The report stated:
“On Sunday morning, around ten hours after Houston was pronounced dead at her LA hotel, the cost of Houston’s The Ultimate Collection increased on the UK iTunes store from $7.85 to $12.50. Another of her albums, The Greatest Hits, also went up from $12.50 to $15.67.”
Well Sony is saying it was all just a big misunderstanding. There was a mistake made by the UK employees in changing the prices. Someone got the wrong memo. Read more here.