WaterBear and Extra Soul Perception announce music partnership

WaterBear Network, the new, free interactive video-on-demand platform dedicated to life on our planet, today revealed an exciting partnership with Extra Soul Perception (ESP.), an artist development, collaboration and community platform that provides opportunities within the film, documentary and creative industries for a diverse roster of independent musicians.

Together Waterbear and Extra Soul Perception  will work with artists from around the world creating and curating music for sustainability films. Many of these artists will be new to producing and licensing music to films, so this partnership will enable forward thinking, contemporary artists to bring new ideas, sounds and genres to a traditionally inaccessible format. 

An innovative digital platform and mobile app, WaterBear empowers its audience to turn intention into action. With original, inspirational and award-winning content inspired by the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Waterbear launches this month with a coalition of over 80 global and grassroot NGOs and strategic industry partners.

WaterBear’s first original short, Africa’s Hidden Seaforest, featured unseen footage from the sensational award-winning My Octopus Teacher. ESP. worked with Johannesburg-based vocalist and songwriter Nonku Phiri to provide a vocal soundscape to accompany the award winning videography , Melbourne multi instrumentalists Matthew Hayes appropriately provided ‘Blue Pool’ to stunning effect taken from his ‘Indigo’ album on independent label Analogue Attic. Darren Ziesing ‘Manndillay’  released on NTS Radio DJ  Ruf Dug’s hyped record label, it is the perfect accompaniment to the ocean scenes in the film. Finally, the in demand Len Leise reworks acclaimed duo Seahawks ‘Stairways’ creating an otherworldly blissed out composition. The tracks, artists and labels involved provide the fist examples of how ESP. and Watebear’s partnership will strive to support independent musicians and labels from around the globe. This is also often where the most exciting, new and creative sounds reside. 

Andy Lemay from Extra Soul Perception said: “We are extremely proud to announce our partnership with WaterBear, we are excited to be a part of the groundbreaking new platform and WaterBear’s vital sustainability mission. It’s been great to work with a team dedicated to supporting and elevating independent musicians from around the world and who share our vision. We are looking forward to this exciting journey, pairing the most exciting new international artists with their award-winning films.”  

Andrea Walji, Head of Content and Production, WaterBear said: “The choice of music in a film has the power to carry the viewer through so many emotional chapters of the story.  At WaterBear we’re excited to work with well known artists as well as up and coming musicians; which is really at the heart of our ethos to cultivate a global network of super talented people.” 

WaterBear aims to highlight and support incredible storytellers, photographers, directors, musicians, artists and filmmakers from around the world. The stories and media on the platform will play a vital role in bringing attention to the most critical issues of our time in a way no other platform can. 

About WaterBear

WaterBear is the first network of its kind: a free interactive video and digital platform dedicated to supporting the UN Sustainable Development Goals. It does this through inspirational content, cutting-edge technology that facilitates action, and through its global network of partners. It uniquely empowers the viewer to take direct instant action to support NGOs around the world and shape a better future for our fragile planet.

To be kept updated or receive early access visit waterbear.com

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