Steve Jobs awarded a Grammy for his contribution to music

13 Feb 2012

The late Steve Jobs, Apple's co-founder and former CEO

The late Steve Jobs, the visionary co-founder of Apple who spearheaded the consumer computing revolution and deftly followed this up with the digital media revolution on iPods, the iPhone and the iPad, has been awarded a posthumous Grammy.

The Trustees Award was granted to Jobs for his important contribution to the overall spread of digital media.

From the Mac computers on which artists engineered their records to digital movie making via Pixar and Jobs’ correct identification of the confluence of broadband, computers and mobile storage leading to the arrival of the iPod and iTunes, his input has indeed been enormous.

The Grammy, awarded to Jobs four months after his death, was accepted by Eddy Cue, Apple’s senior vice-president of internet software and services.

Accepting the award Cue said of Jobs: “He told us that music shaped his life; it made him who he was.

“Everyone who knows Steve knows the profound impact that artists like Bob Dylan and the Beatles had on him,” Cue said.

John Kennedy is a journalist who served as editor of Silicon Republic for 17 years