Steve Jobs and Rudy Van Gelder as Trustees Award honorees

Lifetime Achievement Award | Grammy.org:

“This year’s honorees offer a variety of brilliance, contributions and lasting impressions on our culture,” said President/CEO of The Recording Academy Neil Portnow. “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 Lifetime Achievement Award honors performers who have made contributions of outstanding artistic significance to the field of recording while the Trustees Award recognizes such contributions in areas other than performance. Both awards are determined by vote of The Recording Academy’s National Board of Trustees. Technical GRAMMY Award recipients are determined by vote of The Academy’s Producers & Engineers Wing Advisory Council and Chapter Committees as well as The Academy’s Trustees. The award is presented to individuals and companies who have made contributions of outstanding technical significance to the recording field.

[Are the Grammys jumping on the bandwagon or is this well deserved?]

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2 thoughts on “Steve Jobs and Rudy Van Gelder as Trustees Award honorees

  1. Patrick Coleman says:

    Rudy VanGelder
    This award long over due for Rudy VanGelder.
    He knew/knows His trade better than anyone.
    Only met Rudy maybe a year ago….but listened
    to HIS recordings since the 1950’s.
    and, ‘a really nice guy’

    • Just to be clear, I was wondering about Jobs… No argument about Rudy VanGelder, but the difference is it’s the same industry, and there’ll be no uptick in attention because of the award. It’s just a well deserved honor. I’m a tad more suspicious of the the other, but it’s not because it isn’t deserved… it’s just the timing that reaches my cynicism.

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