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

If you enjoy playing and writing Trop Rock songs as much as we like listening to them, you may be a perfect fit to become a TRMA Academy Member.  Your application will be reviewed by our board of directors (they are processed quarterly) and we will follow up with whether you were accepted for Academy membership. To learn more about our current Academy members go to the page by clicking "Meet Your TRMA Academy Members" below.

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: John Allan Miller

www.thejohnallanmiller.com   Florida native John Allan Miller is putting his unique good timing stamp on Music City as both an artist and as one of Nashville’s most creative songwriters. His high energy performances, undeniably catchy songs and infectious personality earned him a spot in CMT’s Dodge Ram Artist Development Program and have built a solid…

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Academy Member: Jeff Randall

www.jeffrandallsongs.com   My hearts tick, tickin’ on island time….With a twist of lime…… Jeff Randall is a Nashville recording artist who is living out his dream in Florida, where he continues to write and perform his trop-rock and country songs.   He credits his co writers and is thankful for all of the fun times they…

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Academy Member: Ray Boone

www.rayboone.com   Ray Boone is a native Floridian, born in Miami, growing up in the Homestead/Redland area of South Florida. He spent nearly 25 years in the outdoor hunting and fishing industry as an award-winning writer, and producer of TV shows broadcast on the Outdoor Channel, Sportsman Channel, Outdoor Life and Fox Sports channels. In…

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Academy Member: John McDonald

Long before his move to Florida from the Mid-Atlantic, singer songwriter John McDonald was influenced by Bob Marley’s Jamaican reggae, Jimmy Buffett’s Caribbean rock and Paul Simon’s South African and Brazilian rhythms. Now based on the Atlantic Coast of Florida, John McDonald and his band the Mango Men perform their own distinct, high-energy brand of Trop…

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Academy Member: Rudy Cox

Rudy Cox is an engaging singer/songwriter/musician based out of Cape Coral, Florida who’s live music entertainment performance charms his audience into becoming part of the show. You and your friends will quickly find yourself singing along with the crowd to a variety of popular favorites and Rudy singles. Rudy’s shows deliver a mix of Trop-rock,…

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Academy Member: Jason Caraway


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Academy Member: Jake Tatar

https://www.facebook.com/jakeandjacksonduo   Jake & Jackson Jake Tatar is a founding member of the Boat Drunks and has been on the trop rock scene since 2001. After 14 years with the band, he retired from touring and playing full-time with the band to spend more time with his daughter, Leigha, and son, Jackson. During this hiatus,…

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Academy Member: Alan Jax Bowers (Musician)

Alan Jax Bowers is a drummer/percussionist and producer and owner of Mudcut South Studios in Englewood Florida. Jax is currently performing live and doing studio work and production for clients all over the world. He has been playing since the age of 10 and has studied with some great players like the late Ralph MacDonald,…

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Academy Member: Bryton Stoll

The Landlocked Sailor Some of my favorite memories are of sitting around a campfire on a beach in Kansas while my dad played the guitar and sang. The moonlight, the stars, and the fire all danced together on the water, while the rest of us danced on the sand. There was some country, a little…

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Academy Member: Pup Morse

www.pupmorse.com   Music has always been my first passion.  From the time I was a small child singing along to tunes in the car or trying to impersonate Elvis in the shower, I always knew I wanted to sing.  Of course, sometimes life sends us on a little sidetrack before we get a chance to chase…

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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 Ambassador 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

Barry Terrell (Texas):

"Melissa and I support and love all live music but especially Trop Rock.  We love original music about the things we love; beer, beaches, sun, sand and beer."

Joe Brett (New Jersey):


"Trop Rock expresses a positive vibe. Its a vibe that I like to promote and share. I try to incorporate it in scouting events, as well play it at work to help keep people in a good mood."  

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