On the heels of last week's layoffs at Universal Music Group in the U.S., Universal Music Canada was hit with about 20 staff cuts, today and yesterday, according to sources close to the situation.
While no official statement or acknowledgement was issued, sources told Billboard.biz that a town hall meeting was held this afternoon at 2 p.m. at the company's Toronto headquarters. The layoffs were across the board, the source said, including finance, IT and marketing. The company is also said to be outsourcing responsibilities of the operations department, which typically deals with creation of the products.
Reportedly caught in the cutbacks was Sarah Scott, senior vice-president of business affairs.
Last week, Wesley Hayden, senior vice-president of sales and marketing, retired, and Donna Lidster, vice-president, marketing, resigned for personal reasons.