Steve Jobs Wins A Grammy

Steve Jobs Wins A Grammy

Although he couldn’t play the guitar or drums to save his life, few individuals have had as much of an impact upon the business of music than Steve Jobs, and now he’s being posthumously recognized for it by the industry he helped save by getting his own Grammy.

This week, the Recording Academy announced they’d be honoring Jobs with a Grammy Award.

“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,” a statement on the Grammy website reads.

This isn’t the first Grammy Apple has won. For example, in 2002, Apple received a Technical Grammy “for contributions of outstanding technical significance to the recording field.”

The Grammy award ceremony will take place on February 12, 2012. I wonder who’ll accept the award in Steve’s place.

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  • contingentmusic

    “Although he couldn’t play the guitar or drums to save his life”
    Maybe this could have been said differently.  

  • djgrahamj

    Worst Photochop job ever.

  • nmz502

    See Time Magazine? This is who should have won “Person of the Year”. 

  • Derrick Everett

    “Steve Jobs is Awarded a Grammy” is more accurate than “Steve Jobs Wins a Grammy.” Win denotes he was in competition with others. But either way it’s all good, IMHO.

  • Demonstr8r

    Steve Jobs has done more for music than Obama has for peace. Just saying…

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