Yates first entered the music industry at the age of 19 with the pipe-dream of starting a record label, not knowing anything about what a record label actually did, but just thinking it was a cool idea. Fast forward five years and Yates has worked many different roles in the industry from tour manager to booking agent, but was always drawn back to artist management. Stemming from a legitimate care for the artist and a fascination by the creative ways in which you can develop an artist’s career, with the overall goal of achieving financial stability for artists through their chosen platform. Holding a close personal and professional relationship with the staff at Staple and its associated companies, Yates’ progression into UNFD was a natural one. Yates’ current roster includes: Illy, The Amity Affliction, Violent Soho and Deez Nuts.
Nick appears on the 2012 Face The Music session: