The QUBE Effect

Bridget O’Shannessy, winner of the QUBE Development Award 2022. Photographed by Markus Ravik

Brisbane City Council’s The QUBE Effect provides 24 musical acts the chance to take part in a nine-month music development program.

Being part of The QUBE Effect provides artists with the opportunity to network with and be mentored by some of Brisbane’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.

Applications for The QUBE Effect 2023 closed on Monday 12 September 2022.

The QUBE Effect 2023 finalists

Check out the QUBE Effect 2023 finalists:


A-Muse Project

Amy Elise

Aspy Jones

Belac James

Big Dinner

Bonsai Bay

Carmody Road

Cheap Date

The Dandy's

Fleur Fatale

Indigo Hue

It's Acrylic

Jess Holbrok

Jorja B

Lighthouse Mouse


Lucy Korts

Mercy Valley

Ney Ney

Red Le Clerc


Sophia Scott



The 2023 awards include:

Innovation Award

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

Original Song Award

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

QUBE Development Award

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

People’s Choice Award

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

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.

Expert panel

  • Bernard Fanning
  • Danny Widdicombe
  • Davey Thompson
  • Elise Huntley
  • Fred Leone
  • Gabe Cramb
  • Hope D
  • Ian Haug
  • Jeremy Neale
  • Joe Curran
  • John Collins
  • John Mullen
  • Katie Rutledge
  • Kelsey Iris
  • Luke Henry
  • Luke Daniel Peacock
  • Maz De Vita
  • Nat Dunn
  • Nick DiDia
  • Patience Hodgeson
  • Ruby-Jean McCabe
  • Sahara Herald
  • Seja Vogel

Save the dates

The QUBE Effect 2023 will run from November 2022 to July 2023.

  • Live performances – April
  • People’s Choice Award voting – April to June
  • Awards night – June/July 2023

Please note exact dates are yet to be confirmed.

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: 24 October 2022

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