Charlotte Marnee, The QUBE Effect 2022 participant. Image: Ibis Music Photography

The QUBE Effect 2024

Brisbane City Council’s The QUBE Effect provides 20 musical acts the chance to take part in an annual music development program.

Being part of The QUBE Effect provides artists with the opportunity to network with and be mentored by some of the country's most influential music industry experts. Musicians will develop their skills, have live performance opportunities, make incredible industry connections and have their own music video filmed for thousands of people to watch and vote for in the People’s Choice Award.

The QUBE Effect 2024 finalists

Check out The QUBE Effect 2024 finalists:

01 Thurman

Allegra Neve

Ancient Remains


Blakey J

Image of artist Blakey J sitting amongst green grass



Dublin Rose


Funny Jims

Hunter Nelson



Mid Drift






Worm Girlz

Keep an eye out for the finalist’s music videos mid-2024 for your chance to vote for your favourites in the People’s Choice Award.

Dates for The QUBE Effect Live Event and Awards Night to be announce early 2024.

The QUBE Effect 2023 winners and prizes

Check out The QUBE Effect 2023 finalists music videos on Council's YouTube.

Winners of all award categories and performance prizes were announced on Tuesday 23 May 2023 at The QUBE Effect Awards at The Triffid.

Prizes for The QUBE Effect 2024 will be confirmed later this year.

Lord Mayor’s Live Event Award

Awarded to the group or individual that displays originality, creativity and potential to further develop their on-stage presence.

Winner: Lucy Korts

About the artist

Lucy Korts is renowned for her intense vulnerability, enchanting vocals and empowering aura. With her fearless approach to song writing and powerful deliveries, she is also fast becoming known for her distinctive sound and stirring performance style. Since dropping her latest pop sensation 'Gone' and debut single 'Not Your Type', Lucy has gained airplay through the likes of B105 FM and Triple J. Her dedication to honing her song writing craft will see her continue to break down new boundaries and set the tone for shooting soft, and equally as strong releases into the eyes (and ears) of the Australian music scene.


  • $2500 cash from ASM Global
  • Paid performance opportunity at Valley Fiesta
  • Consultancy session with Gadens Lawyers valued at $2500
  • Consultancy session with BDO Accountants valued at $2500
  • Seed Lip gift box
  • $300 Valley Eyewear Sunglasses voucher

Innovation Award

Awarded to the song that shows the most originality, creativity and innovative composition.

Winner: ZZADE

About the artist

ZZADE is a 20 year old industrial-pop artist from Brisbane. Emerging in 2021 with a bass guitar and self-produced demos, ZZADE has focused on creating her own world of industrial, punk and pop inspired sounds, steadily carving a place for herself in the Brisbane music scene.


  • 3 x private coaching sessions with Coach Viv from Next Act
  • BIGSOUND Delegate Pass x2
  • $200 Sonic Sherpa Records voucher
  • Seed Lip gift box
  • $300 Valley Eyewear Sunglasses voucher

QUBE Development Award

Awarded to support the act that has shown commitment, originality and great potential in their artistic pursuits.

Winner: Ney Ney

About the artist

Ney Ney is an Indigenous R&B singer who wants to give back that Bobby Brown feel and get everyone on their feet dancing. With his undeniably cool 90s vibes, Ney Ney celebrates all that was great about this area with his smooth vocals and nostalgic approach to song writing. 


  • A&R Advice Session with John Mullen from Dew Process Records
  • Management advice session with Ruby-Jean McGabe and Dom Miller from Sunroom Group
  • $200 Sonic Sherpa Records voucher
  • Seed Lip gift box
  • $300 Valley Eyewear Sunglasses voucher

Original Song Award

Awarded to the song that shows excellence in the craft of song writing an original composition.

Winner: Sophia Scott

About the artist

21-year-old singer-songwriter Sophia Scott is one to watch. Since the release of her indie-pop debut ‘We Were Almost’ in 2021, she has been drawing a crowd to her live shows in Brisbane and Byron Bay and tugging at the heartstrings of her doting listeners globally. Accompanied by her eclectic 3-piece band, Sophia has even amassed more than 75,000 streams on Spotify! More recently, Sophia has starting learning into a rockier realm of sound and with her latest rock-pop anthem ‘Fled the Alter’, she has set the tone for the energetic, captivating performance that is Sophia Scott.


  • Recording studio session with Visible Ink
  • BIGSOUND Delegate Pass x2
  • $200 Sonic Sherpa Records voucher
  • Seed Lip gift box
  • $300 Valley Eyewear Sunglasses voucher

People’s Choice Award

Awarded to the song that receives the most public votes for their original music video.

Winner: A-Muse Project

About the artist

A-MUSE is a Brisbane based performance group that aims to spread the exciting world of Japanese pop music and culture across Australia. Performing energetic and colourful live shows every month, A-MUSE have also recently released their first EP ‘Opalescent’ in both Japanese and English.


  • $1500 cash
  • Outland Denim Fashion Pack valued at $1000
  • $200 Sonic Sherpa Records voucher
  • Seed Lip gift box
  • $300 Valley Eyewear Sunglasses voucher

Performance Partner prizes

In addition to the prizes for the five award categories, our expert panel, in conjunction with our program sponsors, hand-picked finalists for the following paid performance opportunities.

Industry mentors

Check out the exciting panel of music industry professionals who were a part of The QUBE Effect 2023. Mentors for The QUBE Effect 2024 will be confirmed later this year.

Bernard Fanning

Danny Widdicombe


Davey Thompson

Elise Huntley


Fred Leone


Gabe Cramb


Hope D


Ian Haug

Jem Cassar-Daley


Jeremy Neale

Joc Curran


John Collins (JC)


John Mullen


Kate Little


Katie Rutledge

Kelsey Iris


Luke Henry


Luke Daniel Peacock


Maz De Vita

Nat Dunn

Nick DiDia

Patience Hodgeson

Roxanne Brown


Ruby-Jean McCabe

Sahara Herald

Seja Vogel


Troy Cassar-Daley


More information

For more information about The QUBE Effect you can:

Join Brisbane City Council’s Creative Register to receive information about future program opportunities.

Last updated: 30 November 2023

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