iTunes fest heads to Austin for South by Southwest 

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  • AP Photo/Austin American-Statesman, Jay Janner
  • In this March 14, 2013 file photo, a band is on the move on the corner of Sixth Street and I-35 at South by Southwest in Austin, Texas. iTunes is putting its stamp on South by Southwest, piggybacking on the annual event hosted by the city of Austin, Texas, with its own music festival.
ITunes is putting its stamp on Austin music showcase South by Southwest, piggybacking on the annual event with its own music festival.

The iTunes Festival will feature performances by Coldplay, Imagine Dragons, London Grammar, Keith Urban, Willie Nelson, Pitbull and more.

One artist who likely won’t be appearing is Kanye West, who performed at the London festival in 2009. During a concert in New Jersey last weekend, he called out Apple CEO Tim Cook, singing via auto-tune: “Tim Cook, the head of Apple, stop trying to get performers to play your festivals for free, you are rich as (expletive).”

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