“Apple’s head of iTunes, Eddy Cue, was the one tapped to accept the Grammy Trustees Award given to late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs on Saturday at the Grammy Special Merit Awards Ceremony,” Hayley Tsukayama reports for The Washington Post. “The award recognizes ‘individuals who, during their careers in music, have made significant contributions, other than performance, to the field of recording.’
“Cue accepted the award on behalf of Jobs’s wife, Laurene Powell Jobs, his children and everyone at Apple. In his speech, he mentioned the influence that music had on Jobs, specifically mentioning the effect of artists such as Bob Dylan and The Beatles,” Tsukayama reports. “‘Steve was focused on bringing music to everyone in innovative ways. We talked about it every single day,’ Cue said, concluding his speech with a salute to the sky.”
Tsukayama reports, “On the award’s Web site, Yo-Yo Ma wrote his own tribute to Jobs, outlining their friendship through the years. The world-class cellist said that he had treasured Jobs’s friendship. And while Ma had regretfully turned down an invitation to play at Jobs’s wedding, he agreed to play at his funeral.”
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[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Daniel N.” for the heads up.]
Steve Jobs wins Grammy Award – December 21, 2011