Announced this week were new composer assignments for: Victor Reyes (The Atticus Institute), Kasper Winding (The Salvation and Posh), Heather McIntosh (Z for Zachariah), among many others. For the full list of composer and music supervisor assignments from this week, click here.

A total of 31 new soundtrack albums were released this week. Click here for the full schedule.

Draft Day (music by John Debney), Oculus (music by The Newton Brothers), and Rio 2 (music by John Powell) are opening nationwide today.

Among all new theatrical releases, we are tracking song credits for:
- Draft Day (3 songs)
- Oculus (1 song)
- Rio 2 (23 songs)
- Dancing in Jaffa (7 songs)
- Joe (5 songs)
- Only Lovers Left Alive (11 songs)

Finally, the following composers will be celebrating upcoming birthdays:
- Saturday: Herbie Hancock ('Round Midnight) will turn 74.
- Sunday: Bill Conti (Rocky, The Right Stuff) will turn 72.
- Thursday: Jan Hammer (Miami Vice) will turn 66.