Steve Jobs loved music almost as much as he loved Apple, so it’s almost fitting that he was posthumously awarded with music’s highest honour: a Grammy. Apple previously received a Technical Grammy in 2002, but this Grammy, the Trustees Award, is reserved just for Steve.
Specifically, the Grammy Trustees Award is awarded to “individuals who, during their careers in music, have made significant contributions, other than performance, to the field of recording”. It’s like the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award but for non-performers as well. Previous winners include Les Paul, Clive Davis, Thomas Edison, Walt Disney and The Beatles.
The announcement that Jobs would receive a Grammy was made in December but yesterday, The Recording Academy gave out the award. Eddy Cue, Apple’s Senior VP of Internet Software and Services, accepted the honour for Jobs, saying:
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 who knows Steve knows the profound impact that artists like Bob Dylan and the Beatles had on him.”