Steve Jobs to be Honored with Special Merit Grammy

December 22, 2011, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

In 2002, Apple received the Technical Grammy Award for contributions of outstanding technical significance to the recording field.

Now, the Recording Academy has announced that Steve Jobs, the late CEO and co-founder of Apple, will be posthumously awarded one of the organization’s Special Merit Awards.

Jobs will be honored with the Trustees Award on February 11th.

The Recording Academy praised Jobs for revolutionizing the music industry with the iPod and the iTunes online store.

A statement by the Recording Academy said Jobs took technology and turned it into art, becoming a key player and leader in the entertainment world, particularly music, and changing the way we all use the Internet and consume music, TV, movies, books, graphics, and more.

Dave Bartholomew, musician, bandleader, composer, and arranger and recording engineer, and Rudy Van Gelder, who has worked with jazz musicians such as John Coltrane, Miles Davis, and Thelonious Monk will also be honored with the Trustees Award.

Steve Jobs passed away on October 5th, after suffering from pancreatic cancer for a long time.

The world lost an inspiring and creative inventor whose extraordinary legacy will forever remain present in our lives, the statement read.

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