MTVN Lays Off SonicNet Staffers


MTV Networks cut several staffers from its music site
Tuesday, but the company refused to disclose exactly how many employees were
laid off.

'We haven't given out a number, but it's a very small number,' spokeswoman
Jeanine Smartt said.

The cuts were focused on employees who worked on the jazz and classical-music
sections of the site, Smartt said.

'We've been trying to build up every genre of music under the SonicNet brand.
Unfortunately, the traffic to these specific areas didn't increase as we had
hoped,' she explained.