The recently created Baker & Taylor music group has been beefing up its staff, sources say.

The recently created Baker & Taylor music group has been beefing up its staff, sources say.

Len Cosimano, formerly VP of multimedia at the Borders Group, has been named VP of music buying, reporting to Steve Harkness, who heads up the music group. In addition, Ken Norton, formerly of Manifest Discs and Tapes, has joined the group as manager of music advertising and publications, while Paul Chesik, formerly an indie buyer in the downtown New York Tower Records store, has joined as a buyer.

Baker & Taylor formed the music group earlier this year in an apparent attempt to expand its smallest business segment. The Charlotte, N.C.-based wholesaler also sells books and video.

Baker & Taylor executives could not be reached for comment.