AIR Awards of 2006

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AIR Awards of 2006
Date29 November 2006 (2006-11-29)[1]
VenueBlacket Hotel, Sydney, Australia
Hosted byAngela Catterns[2]
Most awardsHilltop Hoods (2)
Most nominationsHilltop Hoods (3)

The first annual Australian Independent Record Labels Association Music Awards (generally known as the AIR Awards) was an award ceremony in Australia on 29 November 2006 to honour outstanding achievements in sales by Australian independent artists.[1]

The shortlisted nominees for AIR Awards were announced in October 2006, with the sponsor of V energy drinks.[1]


Nominees and winners[edit]

AIR Awards[edit]

Winners are listed first and highlighted in boldface; other final nominees are listed alphabetically by artists' first name.[1][3]

Best Independent Artist of the Year Best Performing Independent Album
Best Performing Single / EP Most Outstanding New Independent Artist
  • Gotye
    • Behind Crimson Eyes
    • Blue King Brown
    • Jen Cloher
    • Karnivool
    • The Drones

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d "INAUGURAL AIR CHARTS AWARDS". musicnsw. 25 October 2006. Retrieved 18 August 2020.
  2. ^ a b c "Looking back... 2006 AIR AWARDS". Australian Independent Record Labels Association. 25 August 2015. Retrieved 18 August 2020.
  3. ^ "History Wins". Australian Independent Record Labels Association. Retrieved 18 August 2020.