Yes, anyone can sign with Songtrust.
Yes! Songtrust represents songwriters all over the globe, so you can absolutely join Songtrust if you do not have a valid US Social Security Number or are not a US citizen.
If you are not a US resident, you should complete the W8 Tax form instead of the W9. To do this, simply select on the TAX DOCUMENTATION step listed directly within the account completion checklist on your dashboard, and on the right-hand side of the screen there will be a gray box asking if you are "Not from the US".
Please note that in order for us to release your payments, we must have either a W9 or W8 tax form on file. Why? We are bound by law to require this documentation, as any income generated in the United States is required to be taxed by the US Government.
Please fill out necessary tax forms to the best of your ability, and if you need additional assistance we recommend checking the IRS website or reaching out to a tax professional. Unfortunately, we are unable to offer you tax advice as we are not tax professionals.
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