NWN beefs up music industry offering with business support hire

WOODFORD-BASED accountancy firm NWN Blue Squared has strengthened its music business operation with the appointment of Jackie Da Costa as artist business manager.

Da Costa boasts more than 35 years’ experience in the music industry, and brings with her a 100-strong portfolio of music clients including Roots Manuva, Hyperdub and Twin Atlantic.

She started her career taking bookings at Power Plant Recording Studio, but soon made the move to The Sanctuary Group/Focus Business Management where she was band accountant for acts including Iron Maiden (pictured) and Arch Enemy.

Further accountancy roles saw her working with stars including Maxïmo Park, KT Tunstall and Bastille.

“I’m incredibly excited to become part of such a fast-growing and progressive company,” Da Costa said. “What really attracted me to NWN was their passion for the creative sector and the music industry in particular. They just ‘get it’ and my experience and client portfolio will fit perfectly with theirs.”

NWN Blue Squared CEO Nick Lawrence added: “The timing, the person and the business synergies could not have been better. The music industry is exciting, but often unpredictable and, while we always talk about delivering unexpectedly high service, the one thing our clients always expect is sound, consistent and practical advice. Jackie has demonstrated a really strong track record in all of these and I’m certain our current and future clients will appreciate her expertise. The fact that she can now share this with the rest of the team is also a huge boost to the NWN brand.”

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