Grammy Trustees Award

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The Grammy Trustees Award is awarded by The Recording Academy to "individuals who, during their careers in music, have made significant contributions, other than performance, to the field of recording". [1] From 1983 onwards, performers could also receive this award. This award is distinct from the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, which honors performers. [2]

The Recording Academy U.S. organization of musicians, producers, recording engineers and other recording professionals

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The Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award is awarded by The Recording Academy to "performers who, during their lifetimes, have made creative contributions of outstanding artistic significance to the field of recording." This award is distinct from the Grammy Hall of Fame Award, which honors specific recordings rather than individuals, and the Grammy Trustees Award, which honors non-performers.

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Trustees Award recipients

The following individuals have received Trustees Awards, listed by year. [3]

YearRecipient(s)Ref.
1967 Georg Solti and John Culshaw
1968 Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn, Krzysztof Penderecki
1970 Robert Moog
1971 Chris Albertson, John Hammond, Larry Hiller, Paul Weston
1972 The Beatles
1977 Thomas Edison, Leopold Stokowski
1979 Goddard Lieberson, Frank Sinatra
1981 Count Basie, Aaron Copland
1983 Les Paul
1984 Béla Bartók
1985 Eldridge Johnson
1986 George and Ira Gershwin
1987 Harold Arlen, Emile Berliner, Jerome Kern, Johnny Mercer
1989 Walt Disney, Quincy Jones, Cole Porter
1990 Dick Clark
1991 Milt Gabler, Berry Gordy, Sam Phillips
1992 Thomas A. Dorsey, Christine Farnon, Oscar Hammerstein II, Lorenz Hart
1993 Ahmet and Nesuhi Ertegün, W. C. Handy, George T. Simon
1994 Norman Granz
1995 Pierre Cossette
1996 George Martin, Jerry Wexler
1997 Herb Alpert and Jerry Moss, Burt Bacharach and Hal David, Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe, Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller
1998 Holland-Dozier-Holland, Frances Preston, Richard Rodgers
1999 Kenneth Gamble and Leon Huff
2000 Clive Davis, Phil Spector
2001 Arif Mardin, Phil Ramone
2002 Tom Dowd, Alan Freed
2003 Alan Lomax, New York Philharmonic
2004 Gerry Goffin and Carole King, Orrin Keepnews, Marian McPartland
2005 Hoagy Carmichael, Don Cornelius, Alfred Lion, Billy Taylor
2006 Chris Blackwell, Owen Bradley, Al Schmitt
2007 Estelle Axton, Cosimo Matassa, Stephen Sondheim
2008 Clarence Avant, Jac Holzman, Willie Mitchell
2009 George Avakian, Elliott Carter, Allen Toussaint
2010 Harold Bradley, Florence Greenberg, Walter C. Miller
2011 Al Bell, Wilma Cozart Fine, Bruce Lundvall
2012 Dave Bartholomew, Steve Jobs, Rudy Van Gelder
2013 Alan and Marilyn Bergman, Leonard and Phil Chess, Alan Livingston
2014 Ennio Morricone, Rick Hall, Jim Marshall [4]
2015 Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil, Richard Perry, George Wein
2016 John Cage, Fred Foster, Chris Strachwitz
2017 Thom Bell, Mo Ostin, Ralph S. Peer
2018 Bill Graham, Seymour Stein, John Williams
2019 Lou Adler, Ashford & Simpson, Johnny Mandel

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References

  1. Special Merit Awards: Class Of 2014
  2. "Lifetime Achievement Award". Grammy.org.
  3. "Trustees Award: Past Recipients". Grammy.org.
  4. "Trustees Award: Ennio Morricone". The Recording Academy.