The late Steve Jobs on Saturday was honoured with a Grammy Trustees Award for his contributions towards the music industry – which includes the helping of to develop the iPad and also reshaping the way music sold with iTunes Store. The award was accepted by Apple’s SVP of Internet Software and Services Eddy Cue.
“Accepting this award means so much to me because music meant so much to him,” Cue said at the awards ceremony. “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.”
Apple earlier was awarded a technical Grammy in year 2002, but this award is means specifically for Jobs. CBS News reports, the award is meant to “recognize contributions to the music industry in areas other than performance.” Other recipients of this year’s Trustees Awards include band leader Dave Bartholomew and jazz engineer Rudy Van Gelder.