New composer assignments were announced for: Marcelo Zarvos (The Humbling), Cliff Martinez (The Normal Heart), Henry Jackman (The Interview), among many others. For the full list of composer and music supervisor assignments from this week, click here.

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

300: Rise of an Empire (music by Junkie XL) and Mr. Peabody & Sherman (music by Danny Elfman) opened nationwide today.

Among all new theatrical releases, we are tracking song credits for:
- 300: Rise of An Empire (1 song)
- Mr. Peabody & Sherman (7 songs)
- The Grand Budapest Hotel (7 songs)
- Haunt (No songs)
- Jodorowsky's Dune (11 songs)

Finally, the following composers will be celebrating upcoming birthdays:
- Saturday: Bruce Broughton (Silverado) will turn 69.
- Sunday: Mark Mancina (Planes) will turn 57.
- Monday: Brad Fiedel (Terminator 2: Judgment Day) will turn 63.
- Tuesday: Rob Simonsen (The Spectacular Now) will turn 36.
- Tuesday: David Newman (Tarzan) will turn 60.
- Thursday: Terence Blanchard (Malcolm X) will turn 52.
- Friday: Quincy Jones (The Color Purple, Roots) will turn 81.