I don’t ever remember a record label increasing the price of an artist’s music who has died, especially just 12 hours after her reported death.
I say shame on Sony Music for capitalizing on Whitney Houston’s death to meet the marketplace demand for her online music catalog.
I mean, c’mon, these are the same digital online bits that were available for less prior to Whitney Houston’s death. It’s not like they are starting up a factory to press vinyl or manufacture audio CDs……
I await Sony Music’s official response and justification for profiteering on an artist’s death and the public’s sentiment for Whitney Houston.
This supposed reason doesn’t cut it with me, I call Shenanigans on Sony and Apple
Apple and Sony Music aren’t commenting on the matter, but “one insider close to the situation” suggested to The Guardian that the price hike may have come about after Sony Music realized that the wholesale price of Houston’s album had been incorrect and, once corrected, accounted for the retail price change inside Apple’s music store.
- Shameful: Sony raised prices on Whitney Houston’s digital music 30 minutes after her death (venturebeat.com)
- Whitney Houston’s post-death album price rise? Blame Sony, not Apple (thenextweb.com)
- Whitney Houston album price hike sparks controversy (guardian.co.uk)