On the sad news that legendary pop diva Whitney Houston passed away Saturday night, fans flocked to iTunes to purchase her music, sending her albums to the top of the music service's charts.
But according to some fans, there were corporate masterminds at work who were seeking to bank on the star's death.
The Mail Online reports that fans are accusing Apple of increasing the price on Whitney Houston's Ultimate Collection album. It says that the 1997 album quickly went from £3 ($4.74 CAD) to £7.99 ($12.62 CAD) on the UK iTunes store.
According to Digital Spy, however, the blame for the price hike should actually be aimed at record label Sony Music. The story says that Sony Music raised the price of the album around 4:00 a.m. PST on Sunday, about 12 hours after Houston was pronounced dead.
The Guardian reports that after Sony Music learned of the singer's death, they reviewed Houston's back catalogue and decided to lift the wholesale price on the album.
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