Steve Jobs wins posthumous GRAMMY Trustees Award

Summary:Steve Jobs won a posthumous GRAMMY tonight for the iPod and iTunes, both of which have had an undeniable effect on the music industry. It's the second GRAMMY for Apple.

Steve Jobs wins posthumous GRAMMY Trustees Award - Jason O'Grady

Steve Jobs was awarded a GRAMMY Trustees Award tonight at the 54th annual music awards gala.

The National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences awards its GRAMMY Trustees Award every year to "individuals who, during their careers in music, have made significant contributions, other than performance, to the field of recording." Past recipients include Robert Moog (1970), Les Paul (1983), Walt Disney (1989) and Clive Davis (2000).

Apple senior vice president of Internet Software and Services, Eddy Cue, accepted the award on Jobs' behalf.

The post about the Trustees Award for Jobs on the GRAMMYs site was penned by Cellist Yo-Yo Ma, himself a 16-time GRAMMY winner. Ma also played at the private memorial service for Steve Jobs on October 16, 2011 with U2’s Bono and Joan Baez.

Before I met Steve, I first had to say no to him. In the early '90s, I was touring like a madman, trying to juggle professional commitments and a home life with a young family, when a call came in. Steve Jobs was getting married at Yosemite and he wanted me to play. I declined with great regret. When we met, years later, I was also introduced to his wife and children. The simplicity, directness and openness of his family really struck me. Steve showed me the things he cared about, and I shared the music I would have played at their wedding. From there, the friendship grew.

It's a touching read and well-deserved award for Jobs.

Apple previously won a technical GRAMMY award in 2002.

Updated: Video of Apple VP Eddy Cue accepting the award for Steve Jobs:

Topics: Apple

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Jason D. O'Grady developed an affinity for Apple computers after using the original Lisa, and this affinity turned into a bona-fide obsession when he got the original 128 KB Macintosh in 1984. He started writing one of the first Web sites about Apple (O'Grady's PowerPage) in 1995 and is considered to be one of the fathers of blogging.... Full Bio

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