For decades, Detroit has put out some of the most innovative music. In the ‘50s, Detroit was the birthplace of Motown; in the ‘70s, it was Detroit Rock City and that reputation has never stopped. Some of today’s heavy hitters like Eminem and Kid Rock call Detroit home. Still, with as much talent, opportunity and history as Detroit offers, the lure of cities like Los Angeles and Nashville often draw the city’s emerging artists. That’s something Exxodus Pictures isn’t ready to accept.
Exxodus Pictures, a Detroit-based production company, started with the intent of creating films and television material; while they still do that, they’re adding a new facet to the company. The company knows the talent pool in Detroit is expansive, and they want to keep that talent here! Exxodus is taking in artists and helping them achieve success right here in Detroit – almost like an entertainment incubator.
One of the first groups Exxodus is partnering with is Stereo Jane, a Detroit-based pop-rock group led by twin sisters Sydney and Emilia Schmier. The band has been performing at small venues and festivals, and more recently had the opportunity to open for Disney Channel stars Bridgit Mendler and Cody Simpson and for Motown legends, the Temptations.
This past week, Exxodus Pictures and Stereo Jane put out a single and music video for the band’s song “Sing It.” Keeping with their hometown pride, the video was shot at Detroit’s historic Masonic Temple.
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