Nick Yates has a diverse background in the industry. After starting out as a tour manager and stage technician at the age of 20, Yates started working for boutique Melbourne based management company Melodic Music. Yates then went on to accept a position as booking agent for The Mushroom Group operated booking agency Premier Artists. After spending 12 months developing a solid local roster Yates decided to get back into artist management and soon after accepted a job working for the now defunct Staple Management. Yates was at the ground floor for the launch of UNFD in January 2011 and is now one of their senior managers. Yates is currently the responsible manager for Illy, Violent Soho, Deez Nuts and Break Even and day to day manager for The Amity Affliction.