With the recent changes to TuneCore's Terms and Conditions as outlined in conjunction with Believe International, all non-U.S. clients who want to receive their revenue will need to opt-in to self-billing.
What is self-billing?
When you opt-in to self-billing, it simply means that you don't need to manually create and then submit an invoice to TuneCore in order to receive/withdraw your revenue from your TuneCore account.
Self-billing is kind of like the opposite of 'invoicing,' where you would generate and send your own invoice to TuneCore, we would manually review it, and then manually pay out your revenue. Invoicing can take a long time, and it puts the responsibility on you to create an invoice that's compliant with your local tax regulations.
Instead, with self-billing, you can continue to withdraw your funds as you always have from your TuneCore account, and we'll generate your withdrawal invoices automatically on your behalf.
At this time, TuneCore is not accepting withdrawal requests that do not come through our normal withdrawal process, which requires you to opt-in to self-billing.
Why do I need to opt-in to it?
In order for TuneCore to generate invoices for your withdrawals, there are local regulations we must comply with. By opting in, you are giving us permission to create these invoices on your behalf so you. Nothing else changes about your withdrawals - you'll still request them and receive them the same way as before, and as always you will continue to keep 100% of your distribution revenue.
The only thing that changes is that we'll generate an invoice that covers the withdrawal activity on your behalf.
Do I need to opt-in even if I do not live in a VAT-compliant country?
Yes, all non-U.S. clients must opt-in to self-billing in order to receive their revenue, even if you do not have VAT number or status.