Announced this week were new composer assignments for John Paesano (The Maze Runner: Scorch Trials), Christophe Beck (Peanuts), Andrew Hewitt (The Stanford Prison Experiment), among many others. For the full list of composer and music supervisor assignments from this week, click here.

There were 43 new soundtrack albums released this week. Click here for the full schedule.

Only The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1 (with music by James Newton Howard) is opening nationwide this week.

Among all new theatrical releases, we are tracking song credits for:
- The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1 (2 songs)
- Pulp: A Film About Life, Death and Supermarkets (28 songs)
- Monk with a Camera (no songs)
- V/H/S: Viral (9 songs)

Finally, the following composers will be celebrating an upcoming birthday:
- Sunday: Johnny Mandel (The Sandpiper) will turn 89.
- Monday: Pino Donaggio (Carrie) will turn 73.
- Friday: Randy Newman (The Natural, Monsters, Inc.) will turn 71.