After angry fans accused Sony Music of exploiting Whitney Houston’s death, the company said it was a mistake that the prices of two of her albums jumped just hours after her death, reports The New York Times’ Media Decoder blog.
Early Sunday, "The Ultimate Collection" price jumped to about $12.50 in Britain, up from $7.85, while "The Greatest Hits" jumped to $15.67 from $12.50, the story notes.
“Whitney Houston product was mistakenly mispriced on the U.K. iTunes store on Sunday,” said a statement from Sony. “When discovered, the mistake was immediately corrected. We apologize for any offense caused.”
Sales of Houston’s music soared over the weekend, with downloads especially strong, according to the story.