Steve Jobs Given Posthumous 2012 Grammy Award
Steve Jobs has been awarded a Grammy for his contribution to the music industry. The Apple co-founder who died last year in October, one day after the iPhone 4S launch, and has had his posthumous Grammy accepted by Eddy Cue, who is currently acting as the company’s Senior Vice President of Internet Software and Services which includes the iTunes division.
Although the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences first announced that Steve Jobs will receive a posthumous Grammy award back in December, the Grammy Awards were granted during a gala last weekend.
All Grammy awards are given to people who’ve had a major contribution to the music industry, while the Grammy Trustees Award are given to individuals who’ve made contributions to the recording field, not to the performance field. Other significant people who were awarded at Grammy Trustees Award in the past are Dick Clark and Walt Disney.
This is the second Grammy Award given to Steve Jobs after he was granted a technical award back in 2002, one year after the iPod was launched. Although many artists aren’t iTunes and iPod fans, most of them believe that Apple has reinvented the music industry in a good way. Still, many people think that iTunes has had a negative impact on the music industry, however, this wasn’t enough to prevent the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences to give another Grammy Award to the late Steve Jobs.
Eddy Cue was very proud to accept the award on behalf of Steve Jobs, and he said that Apple’s co-founder decided to work on the iPod and iTunes because he loved music. In addition, Cue said that Jobs always believed that it’s important to do things you love in life.
Apple’s current SVP of Internet Software and Services added that he feels honored for having the chance to work with Steve Jobs for about 15 years because he was “a visionary, a mentor, and a friend.”
Other people who received a Grammy Trustees Award are Dave Bartholomew, and Rudy Van Gelder. The former is a band leader and arranges in New Orleans, while the latter is a jazz recording engineer.