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Best Buy considering cutting music section 2-3 percent

Best Buy is considering reducing the physical music selection in its stores by 2 percent to 3 percent over the next year, the company’s senior music buyer tells Digital Music News.

Walk into a Best Buy next year and you might see fewer music titles but, hopefully, more that fit your taste.

Best Buy’s senior music buyer Chris Smith tells Digital Music News that the company is considering shrinking its physical music inventory between 2 percent and 3 percent within the next year. Along with that transition, the retailer is looking at trying to better tailor individual stores’ selections to match customer’s interests.

“Why do we need to put a title in all 1,024 Best Buy stores, it just doesn’t make any sense,” Smith said.

Smith also said he is closely watching Target‘s recently disclosed partnership with Pearl Jam.