Brisbane musicians to take the stage for The QUBE Effect

Brisbane’s up-and-coming musicians will have the chance to take the stage as part of The QUBE Effect 2019, with the chance to secure a slot at some of Australia’s biggest music festivals.

Lord Mayor’s Representative on Youth Affairs Councillor Ryan Murphy said all shortlisted finalists would have the opportunity to be mentored by well-known producers Janne Scott and Cathy James, with one act set to earn a place on stage at Splendour in the Grass, among other upcoming music festivals in 2019.

“The future of the city’s live music scene will be on show at The QUBE Effect 2019,” Cr Murphy said.

“Brisbane has a vibrant live music scene, and this unique opportunity will help nurture and provide 24 of the city’s creative talents with exposure to industry experts looking for Australia’s newest music talents.

“This year’s event will have more prizes and opportunities than ever before, including the chance to perform at iconic Brisbane venues, including Brisbane City Hall, QPAC, and GOMA.

“Along with professional development and one-on-one mentoring opportunities, the 2019 program also presents an opportunity to attend BIGSOUND and have direct access some of the industry’s biggest names.

“Council is committed to creating new lifestyle and leisure opportunities, and this exciting program of live music is one of thousands of festivals, markets and events that ensures there is more to see and do in Brisbane.”

Councillor Murphy said the event, now in its fifth year, provides a unique opportunity for Brisbane’s emerging musicians to show off their talent and gain valuable industry experience.

“This is an innovative and contemporary music program which lets local musicians access invaluable professional opportunities, and take their career to the next level,” he said.

“Up to 24 local musicians will be shortlisted, and have their own music video professionally filmed, which will be promoted online for public voting in the People’s Choice Awards in May 2019.

“Voters will be able to watch film clips and nominate their favourite performer.

“Our New World City is rich with creative, vibrant talent, and I encourage all of Brisbane’s unearthed talent to take their next step through The QUBE Effect 2019.”

Applications for The QUBE Effect open on 21 January 2019 and close on 22 February 2019.

For more information or to apply, visit or call Council on 3403 8888.