As a celebratory tribute to the visionary and creative genius Steve Jobs, Apple held a company-wide memorial service at its headquarters in Cupertino, California this past Wednesday. Apple leaders, employees and pop culture stars alike gathered together in an outdoor amphitheater to reflect on the great legacy of Jobs.
Millions of lives were touched by his very passion and creativity, remembering Jobs as the literal core of Apple and one soon not to be forgotten. Jobs revolutionized the music industry and Prescriptive Music like many other music services would have been different without his influence. From iTunes and iPods, to music libraries and playlists conveniently available right in your very own pocket, Jobs transformed the industry.
iTunes impacted the sales of music singles with its launch in 2003, raking in 30 million digital downloads and 1.2 billion the following year. The online music service gave listeners all the rights to their digital download, which permitted unprecedented freedom to store and enjoy music with ease and helped lessen piracy.
Jobs enabled listeners to take their music on the go, in a way that was not possible before. With the simple flick of a finger, hundreds of personal favorites are just waiting to be played on the iPod. There will never be another Steve Jobs. He will be greatly missed and we thank him for all that he has done and has continued to do for the music industry for years to come.