The QUBE Effect stories

The QUBE Effect shines a spotlight on Brisbane's upcoming talent and provides them with opportunities to be mentored, perform live and so much more.

Here's what Dopamine and Hayley Marsten (both The QUBE Effect alumni) had to say about participating in the program and how it has helped them with the careers in the music industry.

Dopamine

Since taking part in The QUBE Effect, how has it helped your musical career?

“It has definitely allowed us to make some contacts that would have been harder for us to make without the program. It has allowed us to meet other people in the music industry and talk with other people.”

Why do you think programs like The QUBE Effect are so important?

“I think it can really help bring exposure to a lot of musicians that would probably struggle to get notoriety otherwise. It is a really good platform for artists to get out there and use that to leverage a following. Even for bigger bands, it could solidify a spot in festivals that they might have struggled to get otherwise. Especially festival slots as they are really hard to get.”  

Watch Dopamine's The QUBE Effect 2019 music video - 'From Day to Day'.

Hayley Marsten

Can you tell me a bit about your involvement with The QUBE Effect?

“I applied for The QUBE Effect at the start of this year, and I really didn’t think I was going to get in because country music isn’t part of the mainstream. Once I got there it was encouraging to see the diversity in the Brisbane music scene, and it was great to meet people in the music scene and peers you can lean on. I think it is a great program, and I don’t think anywhere else has anything else like QUBE so we are really lucky in Brisbane.”

Since taking part in The QUBE Effect, how has it helped your musical career?

“It has definitely given me the confidence to know that I am making the right decisions. The QUBE Effect gave me the knowledge and support I needed while I was writing and recording my debut album. I think being a part of The QUBE Effect really helped me make the album by having that professional network to rely on.”

Why do you think programs like The QUBE Effect are so important?

“A lot of the time, being an independent and self-managed artist can be difficult and lonely because you are wearing all the hats. Being a part of The QUBE Effect means I have access to other independent artists and professionals that I can call on and get advice.”

Watch Hayley Marsten's The QUBE Effect 2019 music video - 'Red Wine, White Dress'.

Last updated:29 October 2019