Announced this week were new composer assignments for Saunder Jurriaans and Danny Bensi (Complete Unknown), Stanley Clarke (Barbershop: The Next Cut), Patrick Doyle (Whisky Galore), 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.

Krampus (music by Douglas Pipes) is the only film opening nationwide this week.

Among all new theatrical releases, we are tracking song credits for:
Krampus (11 songs)
Hitchcock/Truffaut (6 songs)
Chi-Raq (17 songs)
Christmas Eve (3 songs)
Macbeth (2 songs)
My Friend Victoria (21 songs)
A Royal Night Out (11 songs)
Youth (19 songs)

Finally, the following composer will be celebrating an upcoming birthday:
- Friday: Rachel Portman (Emma) will turn 55.