Steve Jobs was one of the honorees during the Grammy Awards held this Sunday (12/02). The event, made to reward the great names in world music, reserved a posthumous tribute to the co-founder of Apple, who died in 2011, due to his contributions to the phonographic market. according to VentureBeat.
He was awarded a Grammy Trustee Award, a trophy given to people who during their career have made major contributions to the music industry. Before Jobs, names like Walt Disney and The Beatles had been honored with the award.
Jobs was remembered during the award for having contributed to the digitization of music, with the creation of the iPod in 2001 and the iTunes Store, which, since 2003, has sold songs and discs in digital format.
“Accepting this award means a lot to me because the music meant a lot to him,” said Apple’s vice president of Internet software, Eddy Cue, who received the Grammy. “He told us that music shaped his life. He made him what he was. Everyone who knew Steve knows the profound impact that artists like Bob Dylan and the Beatles had on him,” he said.
This Sunday’s award was specifically for Jobs, but Apple had previously been honored with a Grammy – in 2002, shortly after the iPod was released.
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