Claims in France to withdraw Ravel’s Boléro from public domainmain
A claim has been made in France to take Boléro back into copyright, a move which would require orchestras to pay each time they played it.
Although Ravel’s copyright has expired, heirs to the stage designer Alexandre Benois are applying for him to be recognised as co-author. Benoit died in 1960. The copyright would then extend to 2031.
Le Figaro has the story.