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The Grammy Goes To…Steve Jobs

The Grammy Goes To…Steve Jobs

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Steve Jobs was awarded a posthumous Grammy Trustees Award Saturday on the huge contribution iPod and iTunes made to the music industry.

Every year the Recording Academy presents Special Merit Awards recognizing contributions to the recording industry, including the Trustees Award.

Eddy Cue, Apple VP of Internet Software and Services, accepted the award on his behalf, according to Insider Apple.

Speaking at the cermony on Saturday, Cue said: “music shaped his [Jobs’] life…it made him who he was.”

Jobs will join other famous faces including Walt Disney in being awarded the famous accolade, prior to the 54 Grammy awards which took place in the US last night.

Jobs was given the nod for his inventions, the iPod and iTunes, which paved the way for digital music.

“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,” Cue said.

Yo-Yo Ma was one of the Grammy contributors who paid tribute to Jobs, speaking of his admiration for the 47 year old who died from a rare form of pancreatic cancer in October, just a day after iPhone 4S was released.

“I will never forget how he pulled out a prototype of the iPhone for me and the astonished members of the Silk Road Ensemble at UC Berkeley, or the conversation about intuition versus intelligence and the importance of stimulating disciplined imagination in our students to ensure an innovative workforce,” he said. 

“His life’s work was a reflection of his father Paul’s lesson: “When you make something, make sure the back is as beautiful as the front, even if nobody sees it.”

Read Yo Yo Ma’s full blog here

Cupertino based Apple are no stranger to the Grammy’s having received a technical award in 2002.