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Sony Music Lays Off 50

Sony Music, home of Jennifer Lopez and Destiny’s Child, has trimmed about 50 jobs from its North American workforce, in what a company spokesman termed a minorretooling of the major label group’s 6,500-strong staff.

The cuts, which primarily affected administrative staff, include a handful of layoffs in several units, among them the Sony Classical and Loud Records rap label divisions, as well as Sony Music’s Nashville office and its Boston distribution arm.

A Sony Music representative declined to comment on whether more staff cuts would follow.

The layoffs coincide with downsizing at the larger Sony Electronics division, which said Friday it had laid off 300 people in North America since April in an effort to trim expenses.