Late Apple Founder and CEO, Steve Jobs has been honoured at this year’s Grammys, with the renowned music fan becoming the recipient of a posthumous Trustees Award at last night’s prestigious event.
The tech maestro behind music innovations such as the iPod, iPod Touch and iTunes was honoured for his contributions to the industry and inducted into a special wing of the illustrious awards ceremony, which is upheld by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences of the United States. Proving that Steve Jobs was a pioneer in not only the tech world but also pop culture he joins a company of respected musical ambassadors who may not have necessarily made the music, but have made significant contributions to the art, these are names such as Walt Disney, Quincy Jones and guitar maker Les Paul.
The award was accepted on Job’s behalf by Apple’s Senior VP of Internet Software and Services, Eddy Cue – the man who oversees Apple’s online stores including music giant iTunes. Cue spoke of the love of music his former leader exuded and the importance of this esteemed accolade: “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 who knows Steve knows the profound impact that artists like Bob Dylan and the Beatles had on him.”
This is by far not the first time Steve Jobs has received great praise from the greats of the music business. Shortly before the former Apple CEO’s death, singer-songwriter Stevie Wonder paid tribute to Jobs mid performance at a Los Angeles show. The blind soul legend thanked Steve Jobs for making the world a more accessible place and for helping technology get to where it is today.