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OSA International, Inc. and M.T. Custom Cases Nominated for the 2015 Top Dog Awards

OSA Nominated for “Sound Company of the Year” and M.T. Custom Cases Nominated for “Case Company of the Year” in Touring

OSA International, Inc., one of the industry’s leading custom audio and visual solutions providers for live events and entertainment, is honored to announce its nominations for the 2015 Top Dog Awards.

The Top Dog Awards Show, to be held on January 10, at the 2015 Tour Link Conference in Palm Springs, California, recognizes the talent behind the touring scene and honors these companies and individuals who keep the demanding tours on the road and running seamlessly each year. The top 50 individuals and companies of the year will receive awards for their work in the industry, while three industry leaders will be inducted into the Touring Hall of Fame.

“OSA is proud to be nominated for the Top Dog Awards this year,” says CEO & Founder Mario Educate of OSA International. “Nominations are selected by our peers in the concert and touring industry, which is an esteemed honor for our dependable teams who work diligently to create the ultimate experience for our clients and their audiences.”

OSA is nominated for “Sound Company of the Year” on behalf of its work throughout the 2014 Steely Dan Jamalot Ever After Tour. Touring across 56 cities in the U.S. and Canada, OSA provided the groundbreaking Martin Audio Multi-Cellular Loudspeaker Array (MLA) sound system and faithfully delivered FOH Engineer Mark Dowdle’s audio design, who is also nominated for “FOH Engineer of the Year” for his work on the Steely Dan tour. Over the three-month the tour, the audio crew received numerous accolades for the sound quality, with “Jam Magazine Online” stating it was “audio perfection.”

Nominated for the second consecutive year for “Case Company of the Year,” M.T. Custom Cases, powered by OSA, is known in the touring industry for its quality craftsmanship, custom case and workstation designs, durability, precision, and service. Its reputation and products make M.T. one of the most sought-after case companies for touring, and the company is thrilled and honored to be nominated this year by its clients. Unlike other case companies, M.T. is the only one with a patent for its reinforcement design, and manufactures some of the top road cases and displays in the industry.

As OSA continues growing in this market, the company feels it is important to show its support and dedication to the industry by being an active participant in the 2015 Tour Link Conference as Title Sponsor and OSA’s Vice President Jim Risgin as production manager for the event.

“The Tour Link team focuses on creating a program current, relevant and pertinent for all concert and touring professionals,” says Risgin. “The panels and workshops are well thought-out to ensure attendees are exposed to new techniques, processes, technology, and pressing issues crucial to the industry. It’s also a powerful platform for networking with peers and building relationships, while helping newcomers to the industry learn from seasoned touring professionals and make the industry stronger. It is a valuable learning experience for everyone in attendance.”

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About OSA International, Inc.

OSA International, Inc. is your audio visual solutions partner for live events and entertainment since 1985. Our reputation is unmatched in the industry for providing the ultimate client and audience experience. We offer a complete suite for a variety of events, including state-of-the-art sound reinforcement, engineering, multimedia and video displays, along with comprehensive technical direction and production services. Every client receives the highest quality of service, technology, and more importantly the best talent in the industry to take your vision to reality. OSA International, Inc. is the parent company of On Stage Audio, Media Solutions, Integrated Solutions, and M.T. Custom Cases, offering our clients an array of services and products within the audio visual industry. OSA has offices in Chicago, Las Vegas, and Nashville. Learn more about us at