Announced this week were new composers assignments for James Newton Howard (Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them 2, Inner City, The Nutcracker and the Four Realms, and Red Sparrow), Clint Mansell (Ghost in the Shell), among many others. For the full list of composer and music supervisor assignments from this week, click here.

About 35 soundtrack and score albums were released this week; Click here for the full schedule and list of releases.

Opening nationwide in theaters this week are (with music by): Bleed for This (Julia Holter), The Edge of Seventeen (Atli Orvarsson), and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (James Newton Howard). Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk (Jeff Danna and Mychael Danna) expands nationwide as well. Click here the full release schedule.

Among new theatrical releases, we are tracking song credits for:
- Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk (20 songs)
- Bleed for This (12 songs)
- The Edge of Seventeen (30 songs)
- Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (4 songs)
- Life on the Line (12 songs)
- Nocturnal Animals (3 songs)
- A Street Cat Named Bob (6 songs)
- The Take (9 songs)
- Uncle Howard (30 songs)

Celebrating Birthdays this week include composers: Johnny Mandel (M*A*S*H, The Verdict) who turns 91 on Wednesday, Pino Donaggio turns 75 this coming Thursday, and the late Joel Goldsmith would have been 59 on Saturday.