Steve Jobs Wins Posthumous Grammy

Posted by · December 22, 2011 10:33 am

He was no musician, but his contribution to the music industry made no less of an impact than one of the best. In an announcement made Wednesday, the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences said that Steve Jobs will be posthumously given the Trustees Award Grammy for his “outstanding contributions to the industry in a nonperforming capacity.”

The Apple co-founder, who passed away October 5, made a historic impact on the way that people consumer music with the iPod and the iTunes Store, changing forever the way that music was sold, purchased, and listened to.

The late Steve Jobs joined musician Dave Bartholomew and recording engineer Rudy Van Gelder as recipients of the Recording Academy’s 2012 Special Merit Awards, which will be officially awarded in a special ceremony on February 11, 2012, a day before the Grammy’s are scheduled to air.

Jobs, the only businessman to receive an award this year, passed away after a long bout with pancreatic cancer, leaving behind a company that must now prove that it can be just as revolutionary without him.