If you thought Apple Fandom was limited to young technophiles, click then you have just been proved wrong. Apparently, Apple’s clout extends beyond the technology users. Recently, a six foot six inch tall bronze statue of the deceased Apple chief was unveiled in Hungary. And now The Recording Academy has announced that it would be conferring a posthumous Special Merit Grammy award to Jobs.
According to a press release by The Recording Academy, Steve Jobs has been awarded the Trustees Award. Other recipients of 2012 Trustees Awards are Rudy Van Gelder and Dave Bartholomew. Neil Portnow, President and CEO of The Recording Academy, said: “It is an honor to recognize such a diverse group of individuals whose talents and achievements have had an indelible impact on our industry.”
The Recording Academy noted that Jobs “transformed the way we consume music, TV, movies, and books.” It also lauded Jobs’ efforts for creating and developing iTunes. However, it is not the first time Apple has been recognised for its contribution to music world. In 2002, the company won a Technical Grammy Award.
Meanwhile, Gabor Bojar, Founder and Chairman of Graphisoft, the company behind Jobs’ bronze statue, expressed his gratitude saying, “Apple’s support included cash and computers at a time when GRAPHISOFT was a small company with limited resources, working within the economic and political confines of what was, at the time, communist Hungary.”