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Omnifone marketing chief dies

By | Published on Monday 1 August 2011

Emily Saunders, most recently Global Marketing Director for Omnifone, has died aged 31, after losing a two year battle with cancer. Having originally worked in TV and film, Saunders became a popular figure in the digital music world after joining the Omnifone company, which she helped expand to a global operation providing music services to the likes of Sony and HP.

Paying tribute to Saunders, Omnifone chief Rob Lewis told Music Week: “Emily was a true leader who showed powerful belief, dedication and enthusiasm toward ensuring a successful future for digital music. She built up true friendships and made partnerships work. She also made sure everyone she worked with in the industry had fun, as we helped evolve the global music space. I know there are hundreds of people in the industry who will miss her hugely”.