Announced this week were new composer assignments for Ryuichi Sakamoto (The Revenant), Abel Korzeniowski (Emperor), Anne Dudley (Away), among many others. For the full list of composer and music supervisor assignments from this week, click here.

There were 47 new soundtrack albums released this week. Click here for the full schedule.

The Martian (music by Harry Gregson-Williams) is opening nationwide this week. Sicario (music by Johann Johannsson) is expanding wide from its previous, limited release.

Among all new theatrical releases, we are tracking song credits for:
- The Martian (9 songs)
- Sicario (5 songs)
- The Walk (9 songs)
- Freeheld (9 songs)
- He Named Me Malala (2 songs)
- Shanghai (21 songs)

Finally, the following composers will be celebrating an upcoming birthday:
- Wednesday: Marco Beltrami (No Escape) will turn 49.
- Friday: Steve Jablonsky (Transformers) will turn 45.