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Old Feb 12, 2012, 10:17 AM   #1
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Eddy Cue Accepts Special Grammy Award Honoring Steve Jobs




Back in December, The Recording Academy announced that it would be honoring Steve Jobs with a Special Merit Grammy Award. The Trustees Award for Jobs was made in recognition of his contributions to the field of music with the iPod and iTunes Music Store.




The Grammy ceremony for the Special Merit Awards was held yesterday, and Apple senior vice president of Internet Software and Services Eddy Cue was on hand to accept the award.
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On behalf of Steve's wife, Laurene, his children, and everyone at Apple, I'd like to thank you for honoring Steve with the Trustees Grammy Award. Steve was a visionary, a mentor, and a very close friend. I had the incredible honor of working with him for the last fifteen years.

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 that knows Steve knows the profound impact that artists like Bob Dylan and The Beatles had on him.

Steve was focused on bringing music to everyone in innovative ways. We talked about it every single day. When he introduced the iPod in 2001, people asked "Why is Apple making a music player?" His answer was simple: "We love music, and it's always good to do something you love."

His family and I know that this Grammy would have been very special to him, so I thank you for honoring him today.
The Recording Academy has also published a brief tribute to Jobs by cellist Yo-Yo Ma, a 16-time Grammy winner and personal friend of Jobs.

Jobs' Grammy marks the second time he and Apple have been honored by The Recording Academy. Apple itself won a Technical Grammy Award in 2002.

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Old Feb 12, 2012, 10:20 AM   #2
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Richly deserved
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Old Feb 12, 2012, 10:52 AM   #5
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Old Feb 12, 2012, 11:05 AM   #6
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Brilliant speech. Great job Eddy.
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Old Feb 12, 2012, 11:10 AM   #7
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may the ground be light upon you Steve, and may you be in a better place now.
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Old Feb 12, 2012, 11:28 AM   #8
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FYI, you can watch the acceptance speech by Eddie Cue here.
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Old Feb 12, 2012, 11:44 AM   #9
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i think they should have done it a year ago
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Old Feb 12, 2012, 11:44 AM   #10
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I still can't believe he's gone.
I get a lump in my throat every time I think about it or am reminded about it like this event.
R.I.P. Steve, the world thanks you yet again!
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And we are not far from the RIAA CEO getting a grammy.
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Old Feb 12, 2012, 12:18 PM   #12
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I still can't believe he's gone.
I get a lump in my throat every time I think about it or am reminded about it like this event.
R.I.P. Steve, the world thanks you yet again!
I caught a video about him the other day, something on YouTube. Still gets to me a bit.

He went way too soon.
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Old Feb 12, 2012, 12:38 PM   #13
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no doubt about it

Eddie is Cute ..... or at least he thinks he is
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For me the same. I'm reading his book now. Everyone should read that book it explains a lot about his world.
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I still can't believe he's gone.
I get a lump in my throat every time I think about it or am reminded about it like this event.
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Same here.
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I think it's right that the recording industie gave this price. Steve showed them a way to bring their industry to the next level of distribution. Something they struggled a bit to do by themselves.
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i think they should have done it a year ago
Probably, but no one wanted to believe last year would be Steve's final year.
It's right to do it now.
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I get a lump in my throat every time I think about it or am reminded about it like this event.
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cool.

I still find it weird how people can hate on steve jobs especially now he's gone for something he well deserves.

Sideline players think they know best.
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And we are not far from the RIAA CEO getting a grammy.
That would be special.
Gotta love the self-indulgence and ego worship of all these awards.
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I still remember the feeling when I started to pay for music again on the iTunes store after so many years...

Thanks Steve for giving us a convenient way to support the artists we love!
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That is an excellent acceptance speech by Mr. Cue. Succinct, sweet and warm.
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That would be special.
Gotta love the self-indulgence and ego worship of all these awards.
Is that what you had to say on this occasion. An award (any award) commemorating a man who's recently deceased (forget it's Steve Jobs, forget you are in an apple forum, any man who recently died after a long hard struggle with a disease that wrecked him and who by and large did not leave this world much worse a place), and that's all your emotions told you to say? All I have to say is that I pity you.
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I still find it weird how people can hate on steve jobs especially now he's gone for something he well deserves.
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That would be special.
Gotta love the self-indulgence and ego worship of all these awards.
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An award (any award) commemorating a man....
It's also possible to feel that Apple (and the hundreds or thousands of people who created the Ipod and Itunes) deserve the award....

...but feel a bit odd that it's given in the name of a man who spent much of his career accepting credit for the combined works of many, and not to the group who actually accomplished the feat.
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