Announced this week were new composer assignments for Anne Nikitin (This Beautiful Fantastic), Gabriel Yared (It's Only the End of the World), Paul Hepker (Shepherds and Butchers), among many others. For the full list of composer and music supervisor assignments from this week, click here.

There were 31 new soundtrack albums released this week. Click here for the full schedule.

Opening nationwide this week are (with music by): Fifty Shades of Black (Jim Dooley), The Finest Hours (Carter Burwell), Jane Got a Gun (Lisa Gerrard & Marcello De Francisc), and Kung Fu Panda 3 (Paul Mounsey).

Among all new theatrical releases, we are tracking song credits for:
- The Finest Hours (9 songs)
- Kung Fu Panda 3 (5 songs)

Finally, the following composers will be celebrating an upcoming birthday:
- Sunday: Philip Glass (Kundun) will turn 79.
- Thursday: Don Davis (The Matrix) will turn 59.
- Friday: Cliff Martinez (Drive) will turn 62.