Technical GRAMMY Award

This Special Merit Award is presented by vote of The Recording Academy's National Trustees to individuals and/or companies who have made contributions of outstanding technical significance to the recording field.

Past Recipients
In order by year

Company Technical
GRAMMY Winners

Sony/Philips
Awarded: 1998

Georg Neumann GmbH
Awarded: 1999

AMS Neve plc
Awarded: 2000

Digidesign
Awarded: 2001

Apple Computer, Inc.
Awarded: 2002

Shure Incorporated
Awarded: 2003

Solid State Logic, Ltd.
Awarded: 2004

JBL Professional
Awarded: 2005

Bell Labs/Western Electric
Awarded: 2006

Yamaha Corporation
Awarded: 2007

Ampex Corporation
Awarded: 2008

Universal Audio
Awarded: 2009

AKG Acoustics GmbH
Awarded: 2010

Waves Audio
Awarded: 2011

Celemony
Awarded: 2012

Royer Labs
Awarded: 2013

Lexicon
Awarded: 2014

Individual Technical
GRAMMY Winners

Dr. Thomas G. Stockham Jr.
Awarded: 1994

Ray Dolby
Awarded: 1995

Rupert Neve
Awarded: 1997

George Massenburg
Awarded: 1998

Bill Putnam
Awarded: 2000

Les Paul
Awarded: 2001

Dr. Robert Moog
Awarded: 2002

Geoff Emerick
Awarded: 2003

Douglas Sax
Awarded: 2004

Phil Ramone
Awarded: 2005

Tom Dowd
Awarded: 2006

David M. Smith
Awarded: 2007

John Eargle
Awarded: 2008

Clarence "Leo" Fender
Awarded: 2009

Thomas Alva Edison
Awarded: 2010

Roger Linn
Awarded: 2011

Roger Nichols
Awarded: 2012

Ikutaro Kakehashi & Dave Smith
Awarded: 2013

Emile Berliner
Awarded: 2014

Ray Kurzweil
Awarded: 2015