Momus is the stage name of British singer/songwriter Nick Currie. His latest CD — Stars Forever — brings the Renaissance notion of patronage to pop music. Currie got 30 people to pay $1000 each for a musical "portrait" that Momus wrote and recorded on the CD. It was also a way to pay the legal bills that resulted from a lawsuit over a similar, unauthorized, musical portrait. NPR's Rick Karr reports. (7:45) Stars Forever, by Momus, is on the Michigan label, Le Grand Magistery.

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