Twitter was inundated with condolences and remembrances Wednesday night as soon as word broke that Apple co-founder and chairman Steve Jobs had passed away. The remarks, many of them heartfelt, give a hint at the vast variety of people from all walks of life that Jobs had touched and inspired. Within the music business, Jobs was often remembered for the ways his products have transformed how music is recorded, distributed and experienced. Here are some of Wednesday evening's tweets:
Guy Oseary, manager
"Unfortunately I never got the chance to meet Steve Jobs in person. Thank you Steve for challenging us all to 'think different'..."
"Just learned the terrible news of Steve Jobs' passing. What an incredible, inspiring life. Changed the world in so many ways. RiP Steve. R42"
"#youchangetheworld we lost a great innovator...steve jobs designed a whole new world...he will be missed..."
Miley Ray Cyrus, artist
"Thank you for connecting all of us Mr. Jobs. RIP"
?uestlove of The Roots, artist
"'If I'd never took that single course, Mac woulda never had multi typefaces or proportionally spaced fonts' -calligraphy student Steve Jobs"
Michelle Branch, artist
"'Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to...love what you do.'-Steve Jobs"
"Mr Jobs, you were a visionary and you left our world better off through your pursuit of the future and perfection. You will be missed. RIP"
"So very, very, very sad that steve jobs died so young. His death is our huge loss. Very sad."
Ron Spaulding, President at Fontana Distribution
"RIP Steve Jobs. You changed our culture forever. Our future is a bit more dim without you in it. Sent from my iPad."
Steve Case, former Chairman and CEO at America Online
"I feel honored to have known Steve Jobs. He was the most innovative entrepreneur of our generation. His legacy will live on for the ages."
Panos Panay, CEO at SonicBids
"Steve Jobs. You changed my life."
Dermot McCormack, EVP of Digital Media for the MTV Networks Music & Logo Group
"Rip Steve. I wish there was 'one more thing....'"
Terry McBride, CEO of Network Music Group
"to an amazing soul, Steve we will miss you"
Gerrit Meier, COO, Digital at Clear Channel Radio
"RIP @stevejobs - you changed the world."
Rob Sheridan, creative director for Nine Inch Nails
"RIP Steve Jobs, one of the great visionaries of our generation. Very sad."
Nikki Sixx, artist
"RIP Steve Jobs. 'Steve was of his era what Thomas Edison was to the beginning of the 20th century.' You Made all our lives a better place."
Benji Madden, artist
"Damn. RIP STEVE JOBS. Thanx for all the stuff you gave us. Life is SHort. Live it up."
Matthew Ebel, artist
"#SteveJobs <http://twitter.com/#%21/search?q=%23SteveJobs> literally changed my life. Without his vision, it would be a LOT harder to be a musician these days. Oh, and #F---Cancer
Andy Holt, producer
"RIP Steve Job s. Without you, most if us DJ/producer types in the modern age wouldn't be doing what we do.A true visionary.You'll be missed.
"RIP Steve Jobs. Not many ppl have a vision, and then execute it so thoroughly. A role model for control freaks everywhere."
The Head & The Heart, artist
"Steve was a hero!"
Alexander Ljung, CEO of SoundCloud
"Hey Today, F--- You."
Seth Goldstein, co-founder of Turntable.fm
"i was 10 when john lennon died. the loss of steve jobs will have a similar impact on my 9 & 12 year old boys. infinite loop forever."
"Steve Jobs passed away. My life and work in technology began with the first Mac. Steve signed his name in the mold. It's on my desk."
Bob Cramer, CEO at Nimbit
"Steve Jobs - the world will remember and thank you for all you've given us!"
Spencer Richardson, co-founder and CEO at FanBridge
"May we use the vision you gave us to build a more innovate, useful, and elegant world."
Eyal S. Goldwerger, CEO at TargetSpot
"Steve Job's death of pancreatic cancer is a very sad moment to the tech world. But an incredible miracle he survived it for 8 years. RIP."
Jon Cohen, Co-President at Cornerstone
"Love you Steve Jobs. Thank you for how you have changed all of our lives."
"Thank you Steve."
"Thank you Steve, you touched us all."
"We honor your legacy, Steve Jobs. Rest in peace."
"RIP Steve Jobs. What a legacy..."
"RIP Steve Jobs - he truly changed music and how we experience it."