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Eddie Cue accepts Jobs’ posthumous Grammy

13 February 2012 1,358 views One Comment

For music industry, Steve Jobs has been both destroyer and savior. Despite years of kicking and screaming, music has turned the turned the digital corner with revenues and profits finally starting to tick up after a decade of decline.

In recognition of Jobs’ efforts, the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences of the United States has awarded Steve Jobs a posthumous Grammy Trustees Award, which Apple’s Eddie Cue accepted on his behalf. A transcript is shown here and the clip is available below the fold:

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.

via All Things D

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