Yes, your videos can get taken down almost immediately if someone has the right to a copyright claim and even if they don’t, it can still take some time to sort through the mess.
So you should always use royalty free sound effects and music for your videos, without exception. This way you’ll protect yourself and any future earning from your stop motion videos.
So here a few of the best riyalty free sound effect websites currently online.
The Best Royalty Free Sound Effects Websites
YouTube Music Library
Ok, if you’re into YouTube and make stop motion animations for your YouTube Channel then you probably already know about the Sound Effects Library within YouTube.
You’ll find this is your Video Manager Screen under the ‘Create’ menu item.
Here you’ll find a heap of free sound effects that are also royalty free. WooHoo!
This is another great place to find Royalty free sound effects but you might need to attribute the artist in your work. But that’s pretty normal and links in your description panel or end credits take much less work than creating the sound bites yourself.
Sound Bible has some great sound effects you can use for your videos and best of all they are free and royalty free. Although most do require attribution so if you grab sound effects from many artists your attribution list can get fairly long.
But if you have a small budget or zero budget then the Sound Bible is a great place to source those sound effects for your Stop Motion video.
You’ll find sound awesome sound effects on this website and they also have a great selection of royalty free music too. There is also some great public domain sound effects too which don’t require attribution.
Again a great selection for your LEGO Stop Motion Animations but they do require attribution. So be sure to link back if you use any sound effects in your videos.
The golden rule is to remember to link back, or assign credit and you should be covered.
This is the website I use to find my Royalty Free Sound Effects and Music. It’s not a free website, but a YouTube subscription covers all the music and sound effects I will ever need.
And best of all, if I cancel the subscription the work that’s already been published remains royalty free. Bonus!
You can try Epidemic Sound here and get a 30-day free trial. Definitely worth taking a further look.
Although you might need to quickly find a few sound effects for your Stop Motion video and don’t care where they came from, it’s always best to know they are royalty free, just in case that video you publish actually does go viral. You just never know, do you?
You see if someone makes a claim on your video because you’re using their sound effects, they’ll get any money generated by that video and will be able to request ads be included even if you don’t want them.
It’s always best to read the licensing terms and understand what they mean. And if you can’t understand them then ask someone who can.
So what is your best website for Sound Effects?
And if you’re looking for royalty free music sites then check out this post for a list of Royalty Free Music websites. I might even create a full list like this here on this website, so let me know if you’re interested in discovering more Royalty Free websites.