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Metallica Donates Polar Prize Proceeds To Charities

His Majesty King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden personally gave Lars Ulrich and Robert Trujillo the award.

Metallica Donates Polar Prize Proceeds To Charities

By Aaron Brophy

Metallica has donated the one million Swedish krona (C$149,851) Polar Music Prize award to three different charities, including one fellow Polar winner.

Founded in 1989 by Abba's manager Stig ”Stikkan” Anderson, the Polar Prize "celebrates the power and importance of music and is awarded to individuals, groups or institutions for international recognition of excellence in the world of music." Past winners have included musical elite such as Paul Simon, Sting, Björk, Led Zeppelin, Ravi Shankar and Joni Mitchell.

Through Metallica's own All Within My Hands charity the band will be donating 50 percent of their award proceeds towards homeless support organization Stockholm City Mission, while another 25 percent will go to World Childhood Foundation, which was founded in 1999 by Her Majesty Queen Silvia of Sweden to combat the commercial sexual exploitation of children.

Continue reading Aaron Brophy's story on the SamaritanMag website.


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Allison Russell accepting the Billboard Canada Women in Music Breakthrough Artist of the Year award
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Allison Russell accepting the Billboard Canada Women in Music Breakthrough Artist of the Year award

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Allison Russell Named Billboard Canada Women In Music Breakthrough Artist of the Year

The Nashville-based musician from Montreal has been having a huge year, including her first Grammy and her first Hot 100 appearance. Accepting the award on June 19 at the iHeartRadio Canada studio, she talked about her LGBTQ+ advocacy work and the importance of playing with underrepresented musicians.

It was a special Juneteenth for Allison Russell.

Not only did she serve as the special Toronto opener for Sarah McLachlan on the Canadian icon’s Fumbling Towards Ecstasy 30th anniversary tour, but she earned another big honour: Billboard Canada Women In Music Breakthrough Artist of the Year.

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