The Recording Academy has announced the recipients of their 2012 Lifetime Achievement Awards, Trustees Awards and Technical Grammys.
Receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award are southern rockers the Allman Brother Band, country-pop giant and extraordinary guitar player Glen Campbell, bossa nova king Antonio Carlos Jobim, the backing group The Memphis Horns, country master George Jones, Motown icon Diana Ross and jazz/blues great Gil Scott-Heron.
The Trustees Award is given to those who have made a lasting impression on the industry but were not primarily a performer. This year's honorees are the New Orleans bandleader, composer, arranger and artist Dave Bartholomew, Apple co-founder Steve Jobs and jazz recording engineer Rudy Van Gelder.
The Technical Grammys, which are voted on by members of the Academy's Producers & Engineers Wing Advisory Council and Chapter Committees as well as The Academy's Trustees, honors individuals and companies who have made significant technical advances. Receiving the Grammys are the German company Celemony who created the pitch correcting software Melodyne and audio engineer Roger Nichols for his Wendel sampling computer.
"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 awards will be officially presented during a special ceremony on February 11 and a formal acknowledgement made during the broadcast of the Grammy Awards on February 12.
The Academy's biographies of each of the honorees are after the cut.