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Not So Cool: Sony Music Hikes Whitney Houston Album...

Posted by: Jason Tate (02/13/12)
Sony Music is getting some shit after it increased the price of a Whitney Houston album on iTunes just hours after the singer was found dead. Hmmm, doesn't look good. Apparently the label had no comment on the price change.
From the ArticleThe music giant is understood to have lifted the wholesale price of Houston's greatest hits album, The Ultimate Collection, at about 4am California time on Sunday. This meant that the iTunes retail price of the album automatically increased from 4.99 to 7.99. Music fans described the move as a cynical attempt to capitalise on Houston's in-demand greatest hits records. The price hike came as tributes flooded in for the singer, whose catalogue includes hits such as I Wanna Dance With Somebody and I Will Always Love You. Houston was found dead in her Los Angeles hotel room on Saturday afternoon, local time, at the age of 48.
    
 
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10:09 AM on 02/13/12
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That's pretty low. Shrewd as fuck.
10:10 AM on 02/13/12
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10:11 AM on 02/13/12
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I mean, it's a smart marketing tactic that will no doubt make them more money... but not so smart on a "human" level
10:11 AM on 02/13/12
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Terrible, but not surprising in the slightest...
10:12 AM on 02/13/12
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Not cool at all.
10:12 AM on 02/13/12
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That is really shitty. Even better that someone caught this though
10:13 AM on 02/13/12
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they did the same thing to etta james and amy winehouse. honestly.
10:13 AM on 02/13/12
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what an awful move by sony. this is probably going to encourage people to download illegally
10:16 AM on 02/13/12
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I mean, it's a smart marketing tactic that will no doubt make them more money... but not so smart on a "human" level
This was an unethical move.
10:16 AM on 02/13/12
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We should be blaming Whitney Houston for this.
10:19 AM on 02/13/12
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I seriously want to give you a high five. No other comment will be as good as this, NONE.
10:21 AM on 02/13/12
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So lame.
10:21 AM on 02/13/12
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Makes sense from a business standpoint.

Who the fuck works their PR and allows this to happen, though? You know it will backfire. It's 20fucking12, it's not some guy in a record store drawing a loop on a 4 and increasing it $5.
10:26 AM on 02/13/12
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This was an unethical move.
that's definitely the word I was looking for, haha
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