A Snarkling wonders about Miss Snark's amazing ability to organize and track royalty statements:
What kind of programs do you use? Simple Microsoft (if anything they did could be called simple...) Excel and Acess? Or is there a program that is better tailored to royalties and your various accounting needs?
Microsoft Office. Entourage for the address book. Excel spread sheets. Simple is good. VERY good. Works like a charm. There are specialty programs but by the time I buy it, learn it, import the data, debug it, and threaten the tech support desk with bloody murder, it's easier to stick with what I know.
One very good thing about using this is that the data is easily exportable to my clients, their accountants and anyone else who needs to take a look.
I have friends who swear by Time and Chaos. I love the name but I don't use it.