We reported on TuneCore-distributed music being pulled from Amazon’s EU and UK MP3 stores earlier this week (Bulletin, 2-Feb-12). Now rival digital distributor Ditto Music is hoping to capitalise with a direct appeal to the artists affected. “Any issues with contracts should have been sorted out months before this whole mess started,” says CEO Lee Parsons. “For the record, we have been distributing to Amazon since 2006 and have never had an issue with them. They have been fantastic at getting our artists’ content live and keeping it that way.” And then the killer blow: “I’m opening the door to ALL TuneCore customers who previously had releases on Amazon and offering you FREE distribution to Amazon UK and Europe.” Expecting a response from TuneCore in 3…2…1… In separate news, TuneCore has inked a deal with streaming service Simfy, which will be paying TuneCore both recording and composition royalties for the songs for which it owns both rights.