In what will be yet another honor for the man who revolutionized technology, The Grammy organization made the announcement that it will be posthumously awarding the erstwhile CEO of Apple, Steve Jobs, with the Special merit award.
This doesn’t come as a surprise to many because Steve Jobs has been contributing to the music industry much before the iPod and iTunes were popular. The music creation software products (Pro Logic and Garage Band) that come bundled in with the Mac PCs and laptops have been around for quite some time now and have been used by musicians all over the world to create some great music. In fact music editing schools only have Apple products and the music editing industry is just monopolized by the Apple products.
Add to those products the fact that iPod and iTunes were not just immensely popular but also revolutionized the way music was heard. The walk-mans and CD players were just obsolete in the wake of the iPod invasion.
The Grammy will honor Steve Jobs on February 11th in the Trustees Award category and this will be the second time that Apple is receiving a Grammy. In 2002 Apple received a technical Grammy for their products in the music and recording arena. However this time the award will not be for the company by for the individual and this will certainly add a feather in Steve Jobs’ illustrious cap.