This week, composer James Horner was tragically killed in a plane crash. He was 61. To read the full story, click here.

Announced this week were new composer assignments for Chris Hajian (The Infiltrator), John Paesano (The Frankenstein Code), Jeremy Zuckerman (Scream), among many others. For the full list of composer and music supervisor assignments from this week, click here.

There were 37 new soundtrack albums released this week. Click here for the full schedule.

Opening nationwide this week are (with music by): Max (Trevor Rabin) and Ted 2 (Walter Murphy).

Among all new theatrical releases, we are tracking song credits for:
- Max (8 songs)
- Ted 2 (17 songs)
- Batkid Begins: The Wish Heard Around the World (17 songs)
- Bound to Vengeance (3 songs)
- Fresh Dressed (22 songs)
- L.A. Slasher (21 songs)
- A Little Chaos (no songs)

Finally, the following composer will be celebrating an upcoming birthday:
- Friday: David Shire (The Conversation) will turn 78.