Steve Jobs To Be Awarded A Grammy

(Gibson) Late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs will be awarded a posthumous Grammy award in February for his contributions to the entertainment industry, particularly with regard to innovations such as iTunes and the iPod.

In addition to his visionary work at Apple, Job was a lifelong Bob Dylan fan and as reported in Walter Isaacson's recent biography a guitarist. The Recording Academy's president and CEO Neil Portnow said the 2012 Trustee Award honorees Jobs, bandleader Dave Bartholomew, engineer Rudy Van Gelder as well as Lifetime Achievement Award honorees The Allman Brothers, Glen Campbell, Antonio Carlos Jobim, George Jones, the Memphis Horns, Diana Ross and Gil Scott-Heron, offered a variety of brilliance, contributions and lasting impressions on culture. "It is an honor to recognize such a diverse group of individuals whose talents and achievements have had an indelible impact on our industry," Portnow said.

Apple's pioneering contributions to the music industry and recording field were recognized with a technical Grammy in 2002. more on this story

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