Our Purpose


The Trop Rock Music Association (TRMA) is a membership-based organization whose mission is to provide a venue for the promotion of Trop Rock music, promote public awareness, and increase the viability of the genre. Dedicated to building and promoting the Trop Rock genre and the individuals who participate in that industry, the Trop Rock Music Association works closely with artists, radio stations, venues, festivals, retailers, media and others to help organize and build the infrastructure necessary for Trop Rock music to achieve success and recognition internationally.

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The TRMA began in 2005 as the Margarita M.A.F.I.A. (music, artists, fans in alliance), which was formed by Tom & Michelle Becker, as well as many others, to help advance the Trop Rock genre. Two years later an annual award show was created (now known as the TRMA Music Awards) to recognize the singers, musicians, fans, radio stations, venues and others in the genre. In 2012 the Margarita M.A.F.I.A. changed it’s name to the Trop Rock Music Association to better describe it’s overall purpose. Due to the significant growth of the genre, in 2018 the organization decided to further expand by creating a new Board of Directors, logo, website, mission statement, and establishment as a 501(c)6 nonprofit organization.

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