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Steve Jobs to receive honorary Grammy

Even in the afterlife, Steve Jobs continues to rack up accolades. The Recording Academy is bestowing upon him a Trustees Award, an honorary Grammy, that will be acknowledged at the awards ceremony in February.The Recording Academy previously honored Jobs' company, Apple, with a Grammy in 2002 for "outstanding technical significance to the recording field," the same year Jobs won the Producers Gu
Steve Jobs
Steve JobsApple / Today

Even in the afterlife, Steve Jobs continues to rack up accolades. The Recording Academy is bestowing upon him a Trustees Award, an honorary Grammy, that will be acknowledged at the awards ceremony in February.

The Recording Academy previously honored Jobs' company, Apple, with a Grammy in 2002 for "outstanding technical significance to the recording field," the same year Jobs won the Producers Guild of America's Vanguard Award for Pixar Animation Studios.

Here's what the Academy wrote about Jobs in giving him this posthumous honor:

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. 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. 

The Trustees Award falls within the Academy's Special Merit Awards, which also include technical Grammy Awards and the Lifetime Achievement Awards. According to the Academy's press release, the Trustees Award "recognizes such contributions in areas other than performance" and is "determined by vote of The Recording Academy's National Board of Trustees."

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