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Salim Akram

Salim Akram

Apprentice Full Stack Developer at Launch Academy, Inc

Boston, Massachusetts

I have always been interested in pursuing coding however my bands busy schedule and working for Billie Eilish and Finneas over the last 2 years time wasn't in my favor, until 2020.

The pandemic unfortunately took a lot but the silver lining was that it gave me the gift of time in return. It allowed me to dive head first into becoming a software developer. I recently just completed an 18 week immersive bootcamp at Launch Academy focused on full stack web development.

Here is my current professional bio!

Salim Akram is a live sound engineer specializing in mixing monitors. He currently works as the Monitor
Engineer for five-time Grammy Award winning artist Billie Eilish and five-time Grammy Award winning
producer and artist Finneas. In 2019, he was featured in FOH Magazine and was a Parnelli nominee for
the Monitor Engineer of the Year.

After attending Art Institute of New England, Salim began to synthesize his technical skills in engineering
with his life-long passion for playing music. He and his closest friends co-founded the band Bad Rabbits,
where Salim would go on to not only tour with major artists such as Kendrick Lamar, Steve Aoki, Allen
Stone, and Taking Back Sunday – but he would have the opportunity to work with producers Teddy
Riley, Michael Elizondo, James Fauntleroy, et. al. in the studio. Bad Rabbits would go on to win
numerous Boston Music Awards, including Artist of the Year, perform as guests on Jimmy Kimmel Live,
Arsenio Hall, and Craig Ferguson as well as perform at huge festivals such as Vans Warped Tour, Reading
and Leeds and SXSW.

While Bad Rabbits was writing music and taking an interlude on touring, Salim dove head-first into
regular house engineering roles with local venues owned and operated by Bowery/AEG and City Winery,
while simultaneously expanding his freelancing repertoire to include contract work for corporate
juggernauts such as Dell, Apple, and Google, as well as the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Chanel,
Puma, Sephora, and the Simmons Leadership Conference. However, when he was asked to build the
touring monitor rig for Glassjaw, he realized it was just the catalyst he needed to get back on the road.

Salim was introduced to Ms. Eilish in 2018 and continues to work as her Monitor Engineer through
today. When he isn’t on tour, he resides in Boston, Massachusetts and enjoys photography, cooking, and traveling.


  • Audio Engineer (MONITORS) (Saap LLC)
  • Apprentice Full Stack Developer (Launch Academy, Inc)


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