Trop rock singers and songwriters, it’s time to pull out the steel drums, congas and marimbas and get the inspiration rolling. The tropical lifestyle brand, Balmy Palms, is on the search for an original trop-rock song to represent the brand's line of tropical-inspired clothing and accessories on its website, radio and other media outlets.
According to their press release, Balmy Palms is inviting up-and-coming singers/songwriters to submit an original song for consideration. The ideal song will give off the laid-back image of a stress-free island lifestyle as well as the tagline “No worries, no qualms … just Balmy Palms.” They want to put listeners into a “Balmy Palms state of mind.”
The selected song will receive airplay on the trop rock internet radio station, BeachFront Radio. BeachFront Radio has won the number one “Trop Rock Station of the Year” title several times at the annual Trop Rock Music Awards. The artist of the winning song will receive $400 and select Balmy Palms apparel. They will also receive publicity by way of the Balmy Palms website and press releases.
Balmy Palms plans to enlist the public’s help in the song selection process, but the final selection will be made by the staff at Stratosphere Media Group, along with input from the DJs at BeachFront Radio. Even if a song is not selected, this is an excellent opportunity for exposure, as all of the songs will be listened to and considered for eligibility.
Kara Benson, Balmy Palms Marketing Director,
“This is a great opportunity for an aspiring musician to receive valuable publicity for his/her talents.”
Per their press release, all music and lyrics must be original as well as written and performed by the submitting artist. Songs must be submitted in an MP3 audio file format, and be ready for radio play. The date for songs to be submitted in the Balmy Palms songwriting contest is June 30, 2013. Submissions can be made at BalmyPalms.com.
Please visit BalmyPalms.com for a complete list of rules and regulations.
With roots in the ‘60s, trop rock, or tropical rock, is a blend of country, Caribbean, reggae and rock with the use of island instruments and tropical themes. Jimmy Buffett, Jack Johnson, the Zac Brown Band and Kenny Chesney are a few of the big-time trop rock crossover artists. Buffett is often called the “pop of trop rock.” Other trop rock performers include John Frinzi, Keith Sykes, Sunny Jim White and the Buffett tribute band, A1A.