Welcome to your TRMA

We are nothing without you!

"After being involved in Trop Rock music for 20 years, I'm excited about the recent growth of the genre, and am grateful to have the opportunity to help take it to the next level! Will you join me?"

Mark W. Friedman

President, TRMA

General Membership

Support your favorite music & musicians by being a member.

Academy Membership

Are you a Trop Rock musician? Apply for an Academy membership.

Volunteer Ambassadors

Are you a super fan? Help us spread the word by being an Ambassador.

Sponsor Us

Help us grow the Trop Rock genre while adding to your fan base!


General Membership

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Why become a member?

Being a member of the Trop Rock Music Association isn't about going to meetings or sitting on conference calls, it's about having a good time and supporting what you love. The TRMA exists to  promote and build the Trop Rock genre, which in turn helps support artists, radio stations, music venues and others that live and breathe Trop Rock music. We can't do that without our members and sponsors. Annual dues are an affordable $15 per year, and we are all volunteers at the TRMA, so every bit of the money we receive goes back into the cause. Last but not least, by becoming a member you get to vote for your favorites artists and hopefully see them win at the TRMA awards.

Our memberships are for the current calendar year. If you join during the months of October - December, your membership will be valid through December 31 of the following year.

Thanks for your support!


Already a TRMA member? Don't forget to check out the Member Hub page with exclusive news and your place to log in and vote for the TRMA awards.

Academy Membership

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Academy Application Process

The TRMA Board of Directors is currently reworking the application review process and criteria. You are welcome to submit an application today and we will respond in the coming months once our new procedures are complete. Feel free to contact us with any questions you may have about becoming an Academy member.

In the meantime, you can become a part of the TRMA family today by joining as an individual member.




Why become an Academy member?

Our TRMA Academy members are the heart and soul of the Trop Rock genre. Not only are they great singers, songwriters, musicians, and entertainers, but they also have the passion for our genre to help lead the charge forward and support the newer artists any way they can.

The Trop Rock Music Association recognizes Trop Rock singer songwriters and bands through Academy membership. To become an Academy member, artists must meet certain qualifications. These includes attributes in areas such as songwriting, production, promotion and live performance. An artist’s music must also meet the definition of Trop Rock music below. If you are interested in applying for an Academy membership (or recommending an artist) please apply to the left. Academy applications are reviewed and approved (or denied) by the TRMA Board of Directors on a quarterly basis. If approved, your membership is free and qualifies you for nomination in all of the annual Trop Rock Music award categories.

You can live the Trop Rock artist lifestyle as well and have the full support of the TRMA.

"Trop Rock" Definition:  Tropical Rock (or Trop Rock) is a genre of popular music that incorporates elements of Rock and Roll, Country, Caribbean, Reggae or other musical genres to create a laid-back or “escapist” state of mind. Trop Rock may create its tropical or “island vibe” either with tropical or island-like instrumentation and production, or with beach, tropical or escapist lyrical themes, or both.

Meet your TRMA Academy Members

Academy Member: Mike McEnery

http://jshrimp.com/ Mike McEnery’s short career as a stand-up comedian lasted only three gigs. But by a strange twist of fate, two of these gigs were opening for Jay Leno, whose only advice was “Write your own material, kid!” As it turns out, that advice was helpful a bit later in life. After years as the…

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Academy Member: Boomer Blake

https://boomerblake.com/ Boomer Blake is a Singer/ Songwriter whose lyrics & stories fall into the Tropical Rock genre, but a childhood of influences the likes of Billy Joel, James Taylor, Kenny Rogers, Lionel Richie, and the Doobie Brothers means his musical arrangements can span a wide range of rhythms and styles! Boomer was raised in Northern…

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Academy Member: Todd Sparks

https://www.toddsparks.com/welcome.html Bios are boring! Most are self-congratulatory pats-on-the back of accomplishments that if you’re famous, everybody already knows and if you’re not, nobody cares! The only importance of where we were, is usually the fact that it defines where we will go. I’ll use this space for that theme! In the beginning: Family! My family!…

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Academy Member: Charlie Imes

http://charlieimes.com/ Before relocating to Southwestern Florida, Charlie Imes made quite a name for himself in his adopted hometown of San Diego. Born in San Antonio, Texas, he grew up in the Los Angeles area, where he played in rock bands in high school. Charlie developed his personal style of laid-back, jazzy-beach-folk-rock music on front &…

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Academy Member: Chris Bellamy

http://www.chrisbellamy.com/ Chris Bellamy…Performing Artist, Songwriter, Recording Producer, Master Guitar Player, Studio Engineer, Music Career Consultant and Owner at Chris Bellamy Publishing. Chris is a signed Artist at Silver Buckle Records in Fort Worth, Texas. That’s a lot of hats to wear! Add to that, one hundred and fifty plus dates a year, where he is…

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Academy Member: Steve McCloud

http://www.theflipflopman.com/ The Flip Flop Man Steve McCloud grew up in Indianapolis, Indiana and began playing music in bands at the age of 13. At age 21 Steve hit the road playing in various bands, departing from Indiana and heading out across the mid-west and then travelling south. By the mid – 80’s, Steve had travelled…

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Academy Member (Musician): Trey Newmiller


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Academy Member: Brian Fields

www.bmmbhz.com It all started at a Parrot Head Party with margaritas, good friends and some guitars and now the rest is history! B-Man & mi-Shell live the island life in Key West, Florida. Many know may know them as the band B-Man & The MizzBeeHavens but now live in what they call “The Gateway to…

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Academy Member: Aaron Scherz

wwww.aaronscherz.com IT ALL STARTED WITH A LITTLE RUM… …and a mom who raised him on good music. Jimmy Buffett, John Denver, James Taylor and others. Aaron always knew he was going to do something “different”. But he couldn’t have imagined that “different” would involve tropical islands, sail boats, catamarans, Parrotheads, Meeting Of The Minds, Coral…

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Academy Member: Matt Hoggatt

https://bayoutroubadour.com/ Former Bourbon Street performer, radio DJ, and police detective, Matt is part songwriter and part storyteller. Known nationally for his work with Jimmy Buffett and Sirius XM, Matt spends his free time, performing at his favorite places around the country. You can catch Matt’s weekly “Bayou Troubadour Show” on RadioTropRock.com every Sunday at 12…

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Sponsorship Opportunities

Tap Into The Trop Rock Lifestyle!

Support something great & grow your fan base?

There is no genre in the world like the Trop Rock family of fans, artists, music venues, radio stations, and many other businesses who support the artists and music. You can tap into this fast growing genre by sponsoring the TRMA. Let us help you become part of the Trop Rock Lifestyle.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Click below to see the various sponsorships available.

If you have other ideas, please contact us to discuss. We would be excited to work with you in order for you to get the most out of your TRMA sponsorship.


Become a TRMA Volunteer!

Live the Trop Rock Life with Purpose

Are you a superfan?

Do you love Trop Rock music and want to help the TRMA grow and enhance the genre? Then why not become an official TRMA Ambassador? We are in the process of recruiting volunteers from around the country who can help educate the public (as well as increase membership) about Trop Rock music and the TRMA, be our representative at music festivals, visit local Parrot Head clubs, and help the TRMA grow overall. If you would be a great TRMA Ambassador, please click to the right and complete an application to let us know about you and how you can help. We will respond as soon as possible. The best part is that you can have fun volunteering at something you love! Thanks for your support!


Become an Ambassador

Click below and tell us how YOU can help advance Trop Rock!

A few words from Ambassadors

Ken Settlemyer“Serving on the TRMA board gives me a real chance to make a difference by helping to give the musicians the platform that will enable them to spread joy in the world and make it a better place for everyone. Great music makes better people. ”- Ken Settlemyer

Aaron Haugland"The world needs more Trop Rock in it's life. That's why I intend to serve the TRMA organization any way possible" - Aaron Haugland

Don’t forget...Join to vote for your favorite artist in the TRMA Awards.