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Tiny Dancer rises in the charts once again as shortfall remains

The person behind it, Stephen Macken, believes that the resurgence is “as a direct result of the receivership [of HMV] and people’s goodwill.”

Lily-Mae Morrison
Lily-Mae Morrison
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THE FUNDRAISING SINGLE Tiny Dancer, the proceeds from which are to help four-year-old Lily-Mae Morrison, is rising in the music charts once again.

Morrison, from Claregalway in Co Galway, is suffering from stage four Neuroblastoma, a rare childhood cancer of the nervous system.

The single to help her has now re-entered the top 30, due to what Stephen Macken believes is “a direct result of the receivership [of HMV] and peoples’ goodwill.”

HMV still owes approximately €27,000 in sales of the single. Macken – the creative force behind making the song a reality – told that he has spoken to David Carson of Deloitte about this and that he is “looking into it as a matter of urgency”.

Speaking of the HMV staff who helped push the single and who are now staging various sit-ins in relation to pay, Macken said that they had his full support.

“We’d like to send our solidarity to the staff,” he said. “They went above and beyond to get people to buy it. They really pushed it for us. I had no returns – every single CD we sent to them was sold.”

Looking to the future, Macken remains hopeful that everything will be resolved, saying: “It’s an ill wind that doesn’t blow somebody some good.”

Read: Deloitte representatives to discuss payment with HMV staff >

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