Sony hikes price of Whitney Houston's music hours after death

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Sony music and Apple have both suffered harsh criticism after the price of Whitney Houston's Ultimate Collection album was hiked up just hours after her death, Forbes reported.

The price hike was first noticeable on iTunes, so Apple took the brunt of the original criticism, reported Wired. However, it was soon revealed that the iTunes system automatically takes 30 percent of whatever price the company who owns the track sets. In other words, Sony hiked the price, and the Apple system automatically carried out the price increase, reported Wired.

The price of the album was lowered again at some unknown point over the weekend, reported VentureBeat, who went on to say that the blame for this tasteless display lies entirely with Sony Music, which has received much criticism in the past for its treatment of artists.

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