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Steve Jobs wins Grammy Trustees Award

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Steve Jobs wins Grammy Trustees Award
Steve Jobs was posthumously awarded the Grammy Trustee Award during Saturday's Grammy Special Merit Awards ceremony. It is similar to the Lifetime Achievement Award for those who made important contributions to the field of music other than performing. Back in 2002, Apple received a Technical Grammy, but that went to the entire company. Saturday's Grammy belongs to Jobs alone. Past recipients of the award include someone that Apple's co-founder has been compared to, Walt Disney. And an influential rock band that changed popular culture also has received the award in the past. That band, as you might have guessed, was Jobs' all-time favorite group, The Beatles.

The Beatles on iTunes

The Beatles on iTunes

Back in December, it was announced that Steve Jobs would be winning a Grammy, but the actual presentation by The Recording Academy was Saturday night. While Jobs could not accept the award, obviously, it was accepted by Eddy Cue, Apple's Senior VP of Internet Software and Services, who said, "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."

source: CBS

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posted on 12 Feb 2012, 21:23 8

1. windowsRocks (Posts: 149; Member since: 28 Oct 2011)


He deserves this award.

posted on 12 Feb 2012, 21:41 6

2. biophone (Posts: 1893; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)


A nice comment. I wasn't expecting that. Well I miss SJ and Apple presentations aren't every going to be the same without him. He deserves this award for all the great work he did. Congratulations SJ you are missed.

posted on 12 Feb 2012, 22:01 7

3. PAPINYC (Posts: 2237; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)


iOk, I understand him winning a Grammy Trustee Award given the scope of the requisites for the honour. However, iDoNot understand why he was included in the Grammy memorial; he had absolutely nothing to do with the recording, writing, producing, arranging or mixing of music. So he helped invent a contrAption for listening to music using all the ideas he iStoled from everyone, along with a Dumbphone that only works on iWi-fi: 'big F'n wooo'!!! Even the FBI documented what an EviL mAn he wAs; the Grammys 2012 were ruiNed by iJobs.

posted on 12 Feb 2012, 22:02 6

4. squallz506 (banned) (Posts: 1075; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


okay, i think he does deserve this. after all, itunes changed the music industry forever. maybe it wasnt for the best, but the impact is undeniable.

posted on 12 Feb 2012, 23:12 4

7. Whateverman (Posts: 3189; Member since: 17 May 2009)


Not to say that SJ doesn't this award or anything, but I think Napster and its creators had a much bigger effect on the music industry. Apple just figured out a way to profit from it, which was genius. When I first learned of downloadable music it was because of the Napster lawsuit and all the attention it was getting. But I can't see the music industry giving an award to the creators of Napster.

posted on 12 Feb 2012, 23:28 2

8. squallz506 (banned) (Posts: 1075; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


totally agree. well i first started downloading music with Kazaa, but it was pretty much the same.

also to apple and job's credit the ipod changed music forever. but again there were other companies doing very similar things first and apple just refined the mp3 player.

posted on 13 Feb 2012, 01:14

11. p0rkguy (Posts: 683; Member since: 23 Nov 2010)


Ahhh, KaZaa and Limewire... Those were the days..
Thank god for torrents.

posted on 13 Feb 2012, 08:29

14. tedkord (Posts: 4507; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


KaZaa Lite - RandomNut was a GOD!

posted on 12 Feb 2012, 23:29 2

9. dreammixer (banned) (Posts: 81; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


iTunes gave people a cheap, legal option to purchase music.

posted on 13 Feb 2012, 08:18 1

13. PAPINYC (Posts: 2237; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)


FYI: the Chinese lady on the corner of Canal Street and Bowery is cheaper; she's also legal, she showed me her papers last week.

posted on 12 Feb 2012, 22:12 9

5. bbblader (Posts: 575; Member since: 24 Oct 2011)


Bill Gates : Perfectly wealty,Gives money to poor people,doesnt get Grammy
Steve Jobs: Keeps Billions,Dies from cancer,gets a Grammy

posted on 12 Feb 2012, 22:52 1

6. squallz506 (banned) (Posts: 1075; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


BTW where is Tech N9ne's Grammy? he is the Number one independent artist in the world. he has done 220+ shows a year for the last 10 years. he has sold almost 2 million albums independently. FTI

posted on 13 Feb 2012, 00:08

10. mercorp (Posts: 967; Member since: 28 Jan 2012)


who will receive it?and who will get that $?Tim cook,laurene powell or steve wozniak?

posted on 13 Feb 2012, 08:00

12. tedkord (Posts: 4507; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


The day after the awards show, Apple applied for a patent on winning a Grammy and filed lawsuits against all past and present Grammy winners.

posted on 13 Feb 2012, 08:52

15. max9777 (Posts: 62; Member since: 11 Dec 2011)


LMAO, I can see that happening.

posted on 13 Feb 2012, 11:03 1

16. bayusuputra (Posts: 941; Member since: 12 Feb 2012)


i can see what he has done with the iPod and iTunes, and so called revolutionised the way people download music.. i respect him for that.. but i kinda lose that respect over the fact that this man wanted to control the world and get rid of competitors.. well, who's gotten rid of now?

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