And the Grammy goes to — Steve Jobs!
First it was a bronze statue in Hungary. Now it’s a Grammy.
The accolades for the technology icon who died Oct 5 are still pouring in.
While Jobs is not a musician, his influence on the music industry — good or bad — cannot be denied. And for this, the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences is giving the co-founder of Apple Inc a Grammy at an invitation-only ceremony on Feb 11.
A formal acknowledgment of his Grammy — part of the 2012 Special Merit Award — will be made during the regular 54th annual Grammy Awards, to be held on Feb 12 at LA’s Staples Center.
“As former CEO and co-founder of Apple, Steve Jobs helped create products and technology that transformed the way we consume music, TV, movies, and books,” the academy said in a statement. ”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.”
In 2002, Apple was a recipient of a technical Grammy award for contributions of outstanding technical significance to the recording field.
Honored alongside Jobs were other industry luminaries including musician and composer Dave Bartholomew, and recording engineer Rudy Van Gelder.