Songs from MTV Video Music Awards 2016 for Every Freelancing Stage

Many of us turn to our music playlists to keep us going through the day. Some of us get pumped with the beat, while some take inspiration from the lyrics of our favorite songs.

Remember back in June, we created a freelancer playlist (which you can follow on Spotify), with tracks you can listen to while you get work done. Do you want to update your work playlist? We listed down songs from the nominees in the upcoming MTV Video Music Awards, which can describe every freelancing stage you go through, from bidding to project completion.

We picked the most appropriate lines from these songs. Now let’s see how they can tell your story as a freelancer. Click the screenshot to watch the video.

Freelancing Stage: When you’re bidding on that project you’re really interested in winning

But you can say what is, or fight for it
Close your mind or take a risk
You can say, "It's mine," and clench your fist
Or see each sunrise as a gift
-- “Up&Up”, Coldplay
[VMA nominations: Best Direction and Best Visual Effects]
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Freelancing Stage: After winning a project, you’ll pick your workplace. As a freelancer, you have the freedom to work wherever you want. Work from home on your PJs all day long? Why not?

We can work from home, oh, oh, oh-oh
We can work from home, oh, oh, oh-oh
-- “Work From Home”, Fifth Harmony feat. Ty Dolla $ign
[VMA nomination: Best Collaboration]
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Freelancing Stage: When you have to work around the clock to get that project done immediately, or if you’re doing one project after another

Work, work, work, work, work, work
-- “Work”, Rihanna feat. Drake
[VMA nominations: Best Female Video and Best Collaboration]
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Freelancing Stage: When you’ve been trying to reach your employer, but you’re not getting any response *insert grimacing face emoji*

Hello from the other side
I must have called a thousand times
-- “Hello”, Adele
[VMA nominations: Video of the Year, Best Female Video, Best Pop Video, Best Art Direction, Best Direction, Best Cinematography, Best Editing]
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Freelancing Stage: Sometimes you’d sing these lines to your favorite person; sometimes to your laptop that’s an inch closer to breaking down

I need ya, I need ya, I need you right now
Yeah, I need you right now
So don't let me, don't let me, don't let me down
I think I'm losing my mind now
-- “Don’t Let Me Down”, The Chainsmokers feat. Daya
[VMA nomination: Best Electronic Video]
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Freelancing Stage: When you want to make it up to your employer after committing a blunder while a project is in progress *oops!*

I know you know that I made those mistakes maybe once or twice
And by once or twice I mean maybe a couple of hundred times
So let me, oh, let me redeem, oh, redeem, oh, myself tonight
'Cause I just need one more shot, second chances
-- “Sorry”, Justin Bieber
[VMA nominations: Video of the Year and Best Pop Video]
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Freelancing Stage: When things have gone haywire, you need a dose of motivation. Keep these words in mind --

Everything you want's a dream away
And we are legends every day
-- “Adventure of a Lifetime”, Coldplay
[VMA nomination: Best Rock Video]
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Freelancing Stage: When you’re all stressed out with the deadline coming up, but quitting is not an option

Won't let my freedom rot in hell
Hey! I'ma keep running
Cause a winner don't quit on themselves
-- “Freedom”, Beyonce feat. Kendrick Lamar
[VMA nomination: Best Collaboration]
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Freelancing Stage: When the project has been delivered and you received the Milestone Payment, what’s next for you to do? Oh, have some fun! Every completed project is a reason to celebrate.

Tonight we are victorious
Champagne pouring over us
All my friends, we're glorious
Tonight we are victorious
-- “Victorious”, Panic! At The Disco
[VMA nomination: Best Rock Video]
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Have you ever felt like a song was written for you? Like the words tell your current story perfectly well -- whether it’s about your personal relationship, life in general, or even your freelancing career. If you can relate to the famous lines of the songs mentioned above, follow this playlist. Keep it on loop until you get your tasks done. ;)

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flDyan
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Junior Product Marketing Manager at Freelancer. Aside from work, I'm into wedding coordination, entrepreneurship, beach trips, badminton, reading novels and the attempt of writing one.

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