Off the Charts: The Song-Poem Story

Feb 11, 2003 on PBS at 10:00 PM


This program looks at the strange underworld of the song-poem industry. In this little-known subculture, "ordinary" people respond to come-on ads in the back pages of magazines ("Send in Your Lyrics -- Make $50,000 in Royalties!"), mailing in their h... (more)eartfelt but often bizarre poems to music industry companies that, for cash, set those poems to music.

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