I'm wondering about my fanfiction where the insert suffers from Earworms. When I read many fanfictions, I skim through anything that looks like a lyrics insert. In rare cases, my character sings as dialogue inter-mingled with scene or emotion-building. This is the type that would escape my own filters if done subtly enough. The other case is that I include the lyrics as pre-chapter intros, and then hint that the character is singing mid-chunk. I figure that if my readers care, they would have looked up the song and listened to it either before or after reading the chapter, and my only hint is to indicate when the character is singing. (Ironically enough, the more important songs are long enough that I'm counting on my readers to find them on the internet.... one of my planned songs involves me creating a music video just so it's accessible.) The previous incarnation of the story did inspire some research into the band I was plagiarizing. I'm not worried so much about copyright or marketability, since the whole story relies on a copyright-holder not enforcing their dislike of publicity. In a meant-to-publish story, I would hire a poet instead of stealing songs. I'm still interested in presentation.