Steve Jobs to receive Grammy for ‘transforming’ music

This year the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences will honour tech legend, Steve Jobs, with a technical Grammy for his contributions to music distribution and consumption.

The late CEO is being honoured alongside Dave Bartholomew, composer for 50s rock and roll artist Fats Domino, as well as recording engineer, Rudy Van Gelder.

According to a statement from Grammy organisers, the Apple co-founder, “helped create products and technology that transformed the way we consume music, TV, movies, and books. A creative visionary, Jobs’ innovations such as the iPod and its counterpart, the online iTunes store, revolutionized the industry and how music was distributed and purchased.”

Jobs, who died 5 October of pancreatic cancer, will be honoured on 11 February 2012 in the Trustees Award category. This among many accolades Jobs has received since his death. His authorised biography was named the bestselling book on Amazon for 2011 and a statue of the industry icon also now stands in Budapest.

This is not, though, the first Technical Grammy for Apple. The company that Jobs helped revive in 1996 was the recipient of a Technical Grammy Award “for contributions of outstanding technical significance to the recording field. The company continues to lead the way with new technology and in-demand products such as the iPhone and iPad.”



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