His advice to Walt Grealis led to the development of RPM Weekly in 1964. Klees formally joined RPM as a staff member in 1971 to assist with organisation and publication design. He also designed the "MAPL" logo to identify Canadian content of produced songs, also known as the Cancon movement. Klees and Grealis established RPM's annual awards for Canadian music in 1964 which led to the creation of the Juno Awards ceremonies in 1970.
In 1995, Klees was inducted into the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame.
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- "The Guess Who, Murray McLauchlan Win Big At SOCAN". Chart Attack, 20 November 2001
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- RPM Music Weekly Tribute Site.
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