-- Jelli has partnered with Triton Media to launch two of its crowdsourced radio shows to national syndication. Ten stations, including WBOS in Boston and KXTE in Las Vegas. Jelli allows people to select online which songs they want to hear on terrestrial radio. It already broadcasts on San Francisco’s Live 105 six nights a week. (Jelli blog)

-- The Seattle Weekly tells a story of how Sub Pop Records kinda/sorta considered signing Buena Vista Social Club. In 1996, Jon Kertzer and SubPop founder Jonathan Poneman went to Los Angeles to hear recordings Ry Cooder and Nick Gold had made in Cuba. Kertzer was very interested, but the conversation did not go very far. “Truthfully,” he admitted, “Sub Pop would not have been prepared to seriously undertake a project of that scope. It all ended up going to the right label, a great label: Nonesuch.” And the rest is history. Buena Vista Social Club was a huge success for Nonesuch and Warner Music Group, revived interested in traditional Cuban music and launched a number of solo careers. (Seattle Weekly))

-- Live Nation has launched a concert promotion division in Germany. Promoter Johannes Wessels has been named managing director of Live Nation Germany. (EU Ticket News)

- KISS co-founders and frontmen Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley are to team up with E1 Television to produce a kids TV series as a merchandising tie-in. The untitled comedy series will be produced and distributed worldwide by E1, which along with Simmons and Stanley will handle all licensing and merchandising for the half hour. (THR)

- Madonna will be delivering the "Material Girl" collection - "a newly created, fast-fashion junior collection" according to a press release - in August. The line is part of a new joint venture between Madonna and Iconix Brand Group, Inc. and will be available at Macy's. (Press release)

- Nashville has been selected as the host city for the National Folk Festival in 2011, 2012 and 2013. (Press release)