24 December 2011 – The Grammys is going to award late Apple CEO Steve Jobs a special “Trustees Award” for “outstanding contributions to the industry in a non-performing capacity”. The Academy credited Apple’s iPod and iTunes, noting that it revolutionised the industry and change the way music was distributed and purchased.
In a statement, the Recording Academy said –
“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.”
This is the second Grammy Apple is getting for contributions to the music industry, where it won a technical Grammy Award a decade ago.
A formal acknowledgement of his award will be made on February 12th in Los Angeles.