From today, all New Zealanders can now listen to their favourite artists and download all the latest music from Google Play — a digital entertainment destination for Android devices and the web.

Google Play makes it easy for you to buy your favourite songs and albums, and instantly add them to your music library. Our free scan and match music locker also means that you can add up to 20,000 songs from your existing music collection to Google Play instantly, and listen to your music from any computer or Android phone or tablet, even when you’re offline.

On Google Play Music, you can find the latest releases from established New Zealand artists such as Brooke Fraser, Kimbra and Shapeshifter. For those not signed to a record label, we’re also introducing Google Play artist hub for New Zealand — a platform for independent artists to sell their music directly to fans. In the artist hub, artists can create a profile, upload their music files, suggest a retail price, and sell their music on Google Play.

With so many songs to choose from, we hope you’ll find something that makes you want to dance, sing or just relax on your way to work.

Posted by Sami Valkonen, Head of International Music Partnerships, Google Play