Announced this week were new composer assignments for Thomas Newman (Bridge of Spies), John Williams (The BFG), Joseph Trapanese (Straight Outta Compton), among many others. For the full list of composer and music supervisor assignments from this week, click here.
There were 29 new soundtrack albums released this week. Click here for the full schedule.
Opening nationwide this week are (with music by): The Divergent Series: Insurgent (Joseph Trapanese), Do You Believe? (Will Musser), and The Gunman (Marco Beltrami).
Among all new theatrical releases, we are tracking song credits for:
- The Divergent Series: Insurgent (6 songs)
- Kumiko, The Treasure Hunter (5 songs)
Finally, the following composers will be celebrating an upcoming birthday:
- Saturday: Stephen Sondheim (Into the Woods, West Side Story) will turn 85.
- Sunday: Angelo Badalamenti (Twin Peaks) will turn 78.
- Monday: Michael Nyman (Gattaca, The Piano) will turn 71.
- Wednesday: Elton John (The Lion King) will turn 68.
- Thursday: Alan Silvestri (Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey) will turn 65.