Announced this week were new composer assignments for Keefus Ciancia (Criminal Activities), Marcelo Zarvos (Our Kind of Traitor), Mark Mothersbaugh (Hotel Transylvania 2), among many others. For the full list of composer and music supervisor assignments from this week, click here.

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

Opening nationwide this week are (with music by): Chappie (Hans Zimmer) and Unfinished Business (Alex Wurman).

Among all new theatrical releases, we are tracking song credits for:
- Chappie (13 songs)
- Unfinished Business (25 songs)

Finally, the following composers will be celebrating an upcoming birthday:
- Sunday: Bruce Broughton (Silverado) will turn 70.
- Monday: Mark Mancina (Speed) will turn 58.
- Wednesday: Rob Simonsen (Foxcatcher) will turn 37.
- Friday: Terence Blanchard (Malcolm X) will turn 53.