Gary Grad Promotes East Texas Music With Piney Wood Sounds | Lifestyles
Dylan Essery has a love for creating music, and because of this love, he wants to help others in the area promote their own music.
So he started Piney Wood Sounds.
“Basically it started with my music,” he said. “I release music myself; I already have an album that I produced and wrote under the name of Dylan. Anyway, it started with that and I wanted to promote my music. So I had this idea to come up with is kind of like a record company, or it could become a record company, called Piney Wood Sounds.
“On Piney Wood Sounds my plan is to generate a follow on this page and then promote my music and other people’s music there and reach other artists because there are definitely a lot of artists. in East Texas who are very talented, it’s just the problem seems to be putting yourself forward, and promoting yourself is pretty hard. “
Essery released their first song earlier this year. He has already gotten 10,000 reads on SoundCloud.
“It’s pretty popular,” he said. “But that newness of ‘oh yeah, Dylan’s making music now’ kind of wore off, so I was trying to find ways to get people interested again. I thought the collaboration was. probably the best way, so I team up. Me, and Nixie Hughes is an artist, and there is someone from Marshall named Isaac Berryhill who is a great artist. I team up with them to try to do some collaborative work for make Piney Woods Sounds a real thing, like a big music promotion blog or label sort of thing. “
Essery has always loved making music and has been doing so since about sixth grade.
“I just could save some money last year to buy a digital audio workstation and all that,” he said. “At first it was really confusing explaining it to people because they didn’t quite understand what I meant by the fact that I was producing music. But I do rap music, and so I rap and write my songs, but I also make my own beats, I don’t use other people’s beats.
It uses a digital audio workstation called FL Studio.
“I’ve only really been doing beats for about a year, so I’m still a little new to everything, but I feel like I’ve learned a lot and learned a lot, and I’m planning to eventually take some classes. audio engineering and other stuff so I can improve my mixing and mastering skills, ”he said.
Piney Wood Sounds is not yet a label.
“It will eventually become one, because I want to produce other people’s music, ie I do their instrumentals and things, but I haven’t necessarily found someone who is interested yet. to do that with me and make a deal with me, ”he said. noted. “So at the moment I would say there are like three artist members of Piney Wood Sounds, and that would be me, Nixie and Isaac Berryhill.”
Piney Wood Sounds is not just for one genre of music. While Essery raps, Berryhill and Hughes are more on the rock and indie side of the spectrum, Essery said. All three write their own songs and produce them.
“I don’t want to promote just rap music or just rock music or just gospel, I want to promote everyone,” he said. “So next time, for example, I even asked Gracie Johnson about it, and she said she was interested, so next time she releases something, she’ll be promoted through Piney Wood Sounds and all. So really right now it’s less of a record company and more of a music promotion thing, but it can eventually evolve into a record company. “
Essery’s music can be found more easily through his Sound Cloud account at soundcloud.com/md_dylan, where he has links to his music on Spotify, Apple Music and more.