Steve Jobs Won a Grammy

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 honor: a Grammy. Apple previously received a Technical Grammy in 2002 but this Grammy, the Trustees Award, is reserved just for Steve.

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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 a group Steve would be extremely proud to stand next to, 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 honor 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."

[CBS]

DISCUSSION

Steve Jobs stole the mp3 player concept/technology, therefore he doesn't deserve to be awarded. He and Apple get way to much attention and that's not fair to competing companies like Creative Labs. It was Creative Labs who pioneered the mp3 player and owns the patent for the GUI. Steve Jobs stole it for use in his iPod player. Creative did sue Apple and got money from them, but to this day Creative is still losing money and nobody recognizes them anymore because of Apple. The ZEN Player was a much better player than the iPod.