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.