By Rima Bek
Hollywood, CA (Hollywood Today) 12/22/11—Apple Co-founder Steve Jobs will receive a posthumous Grammy Award for his technological innovations in the arts, The Recording Academy announced Wednesday.
Jobs, who died of cancer in October, will receive a “Trustees Award” for creating “products and technology that transformed the way we consume music, TV, movies and books,” The Recording Academy said in a statement.
“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 statement added.
Apple received a Technical Grammy in 2002 for contributions of outstanding technical significance to the recording field.
A formal acknowledgement of Jobs’ Grammy will be made in Los Angeles during the 54th annual Grammy Awards telecast on February 12.