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Licensing Gene Autry Intellectual Properties

Gene Autry was a popular and prolific entertainer in the 1930s, 40s, and 50s. He was also a brilliant businessman and owned much of the work he did in music, movies, and television. If you would like to license a Gene Autry intellectual property such as a song, performance, clip, or image, please see the categories below.


Music Publishing

Warner Chappell Music is the current owner of the music publishing catalogs which formerly comprised the Gene Autry Music Group:

A few of the iconic songs in these catalogues include "Back in the Saddle Again," "Here Comes Santa Claus (Right Down Santa Claus Lane)," "Just Walking in the Rain," "It's My Lazy Day," "You Belong to Me," "I Will," "Nestor, the Long Eared Christmas Donkey" and "That Silver Haired Daddy of Mine."

Contact Warner Chappell Music for all music publishing license needs. (310) 441-8600


Gene Autry Motion Pictures, Television Shows, and Audio Master Recordings


Gene Autry Entertainment provides licensed access to our library of Gene’s movies, television episodes, and radio shows including film clips and audio only master recordings. A license is required to use any of these materials in a media project such as a film, TV show, commercial, social media, or other visual or audio only project. A licenses is also needed for screenings of Gene Autry movies or television shows to groups or organizations.


Gene Autry Master License Inquiry Form


Theatrical or Non-Theatrical

A Theatrical or Non-Theatrical use of a Gene Autry intellectual property (musical composition, master recording, film clip, photograph, etc.) for use in a live stage play or for exhibition or screening at a museum, school, or other institutions requires a license. Please fill out and submit the following form:

Theatrical or Non-Theatrical License Inquiry Form


Photographs, Stills, Name and Likeness Rights

Use of a photographic or other type of still image depicting Gene Autry must be licensed based on the right of publicity / personality rights which allow Gene Autry Entertainment to control the commercial use and protection of the likeness and the name of Gene Autry. This will ensure that proper credit will be accorded for the use of the photograph or still image.

Gene Autry Photograph/Name & Likeness Inquiry Form