Eddy Cue Accepts Special Merit Grammy Award on Behalf of Steve Jobs

Posted in Apple, Apple News on 12/02/2012 by J. Glenn Künzler


We reported in December that The Recording Academy would be honoring Steve Jobs with a Grammy award in recognition of his impacts in the field of music, and the recording industry. The award ceremony was held yesterday, reports MacRumors, and Apple Apple senior VP of Internet Software and Services proudly accepted the award on Jobs’ behalf.

Cue also offered a few words in accepting the award:

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.

The Recording Academy has also posted a short tribute to Steve Jobs by renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma, a close personal friend to Jobs, and a 16-time Grammy award winner. Cue’s acceptance of the award can also be seen in the below clip.


J. Glenn Künzler

Glenn is Managing Editor at MacTrast, and has been using a Mac since he bought his first MacBook Pro in 2006. Now he's up to his neck in Apple, and owns an old iBook, a 2012 iMac with an extra Thunderbolt display for good measure, a 4th-generation iPad, an iPad mini, 2 iPhones, and a Mac Mini that lives at the neighbor's house. He lives in a small town in Utah, enjoys bacon more than you can possibly imagine, and is severely addicted to pie.