Tips to keep your head around finances while your heart is in music.

There is an enduring disconnect between devoting one's life to music and being proficient in QuickBooks. Hillary Byrum helps indie-label owners bridge that gap, and her advice applies to independent artists as well. Bookcreeping, her Brooklyn-based company, manages the accounts of labels including Captured Tracks, Sacred Bones Records and Cascine, keeping track of every late-night bar tab and far-flung royalty payment. We asked her to give us a crash course in DIY bookkeeping.


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