The Musicland Group laid off about 10% of its headquarters staff in a move to create further efficiencies as it attempts to deal with the U.S. industry's declining music sales.

The Musicland Group laid off about 10% of its headquarters staff in a move to create further efficiencies as it attempts to deal with the U.S. industry's declining music sales.

A source says about 30 staffers were laid off from the Minnetonka, Minn.-based company, including two buyers, and positions in finance and marketing.

“Over the ordinary course of business, it was a minor reorganizations based on learnings over the past year and to deal with inefficiences created by declining music sales so that the company can be more competitive and productive,” says Musicland spokeswoman Laurie Bauer.