Steve Jobs Given Trustees Award at the Grammys

Apple co-founder Steve Jobs was given a posthumous Trustees Award at the 2012 Grammys. The award is given “to individuals who, during their careers in music, have made significant contributions, other than performance, to the field of recording.” Mr. Jobs was one of three Trustees Award recipients for 2012.

Eddy Cue, Apple’s senior vice-president of Internet Software and Services, accepted the award on Mr. Jobs’ behalf, according to Jason O’Grady at ZDNet.

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In a tribute to Mr. Jobs published on the Grammy Awards web site, cellist Yo-Yo Ma wrote: “Before I met Steve, I first had to say no to him.” He goes on to explain that Mr. Jobs asked him to perform at his wedding, but Mr. Ma was unable to fit it into his busy schedule at the time.

However, they had another chance to meet again, and that time they struck up a friendship. Among other things, Mr. Ma recalls the time he was shown a prototype iPhone.