May 25, 2013 | 12:39 PM (BD Time)
25 May, 2013 Saturday
Jobs nominated for Grammy Award
The Recording Academy has nominated the late Steve Jobs, co-founder and former CEO of Apple for a Grammy Award in honour of his contribution to the music industry.
The posthumous Trustee Award might look a little strange in comparison to the other Grammy honourees, such as Lifetime Achievement Award recipients Glen Campbell and Diana Ross, but it seems that Jobs' success with the Ipod and Itunes, and its effect on the music industry, is being recognised and honoured.
The Trustee Award is given to people who offer an outstanding contribution to the industry in a non-performing role, but a number of the other recipients worked directly in the music industry as composers, producers and sound engineers, and many of them also recorded songs of their own.
Other people receiving the Trustee Award this year include Dave Bartholomew, a musician and composer, and Rudy Van Gelder, a jazz recording engineer.
"This year's honorees offer a variety of brilliance, contributions and lasting impressions on our culture," said Neil Portnow, president and CEO of the Recording Academy. "It is an honor to recognize such a diverse group of individuals whose talents and achievements have had an indelible impact on our industry."
Jobs passed away in October from a rare form of pancreatic cancer at the age of 56. His effect on the information technology industry has led to many honours throughout the world, including a bronze statue in Hungary and the possibility of George Clooney playing him in a biographical film.
The Grammy Awards ceremony will be held on 11 February, 2012, with a television broadcast the next day.
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