Composer Austin Wintory announced this week that his union, the American Federation of Musicians, has threatened him with a $50,000 fine and possible expulsion from the organization in the wake of Wintory defying a union ban and recording the score to The Banner Saga. Click here for more on the AFM's threat and Wintory's defiant response.

Announced this week were new composer assignments for: Aaron Zigman (Addicted), James Newton Howard (Nightcrawler), Marco Beltrami (The Coup), among many others. For the full list of composer and music supervisor assignments from this week, click here.

There were 41 new soundtrack albums released this week. Click here for the full schedule.

Opening nationwide today are (with music by): 22 Jump Street (Mark Mothersbaugh) and How to Train Your Dragon 2 (John Powell).

Among all new theatrical releases, we are tracking song credits for:
- 22 Jump Street (28 songs)
- How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2 songs)
- The Signal (8 songs)

Finally, the following composer will be celebrating an upcoming birthday:
- Tuesday: George S. Clinton (Austin Powers series) will turn 67.
- Friday: Jeff Beal (House of Cards) will turn 51.