Steve Jobs Posthumously Gets Grammy Award


February 13, 2012 – 12:21 AMT

PanARMENIAN.Net – Apple co-founder Steve Jobs was posthumously
honored a Grammy Award for his contribution to the music industry,
CNET reports.

The Recording Academy announced in December that the late Apple
co-founder would receive one of the organization’s Special Merit Awards
for helping “to create products and technology that transformed the
way we consume music, TV, movies, and books.”

The award was accepted by Eddy Cue, who was recently promoted to
senior vice president for Internet software and services:

“On behalf of Steve’s wife, Laurene, his children, and everyone at
Apple, I’d like to thank you for honoring Steve with the Trustees
Grammy Award. Steve was a visionary, a mentor, and a very close
friend. I had the incredible honor of working with him for the last
fifteen years.

Accepting this award means so much to me because music meant so much
to him. He told us that music shaped his life…it made him who he
was. Everyone that knows Steve knows the profound impact that artists
like Bob Dylan and The Beatles had on him.

Steve was focused on bringing music to everyone in innovative ways. We
talked about it every single day. When he introduced the iPod in 2001,
people asked “Why is Apple making a music player?” His answer was
simple: “We love music, and it’s always good to do something you love.”

His family and I know that this Grammy would have been very special
to him, so I thank you for honoring him today,” he said.

The other Trustee Award honorees are musician, bandleader, composer,
and arranger Dave Bartholomew and recording engineer Rudy Van Gelder,
who worked with jazz musicians such as John Coltrane, Miles Davis,
and Thelonious Monk.

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