John Williams took home his 23rd Grammy Award last Sunday for his music to Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Justin Timberlake, Max Martin & Shellback won the award for the song "Can't Stop the Feeling" from Trolls. For the full story, click here.
Justin Hurwitz won the British Academy Film Award (BAFTA) on Sunday for his music to La La Land. Click here for more information.
Announced this week were new composer assignments for Mark Mothersbaugh (The LEGO Ninjago Movie), David Newman (Girls Trip), Ludwig Goransson (Death Wish), among many others. For the full list of composer and music supervisor assignments from this week, click here.
Over 30 new soundtrack albums were released this week. Click here for the full schedule.
Opening nationwide this week is (with music by): The Great Wall (Ramin Djawadi), Fist Fight (Dominic Lewis) and A Cure for Wellness (Benjamin Wallfisch).
Among all new theatrical releases, we are tracking song credits for:
- A Cure for Wellness (11 songs)
- Fist Fight (22 songs)
- The Great Wall (1 song)
- American Fable (2 songs)
The following composers are celebrating their birthdays within the next week:
- Bear McCrearyl (10 Cloverfield Lane, Battlestar Galactica, The Walking Dead) is turning 38 today, February 17.
- Shigeru Umebayashi (House of Flying Daggers, In the Mood for Love) is turning 66 on Sunday, February 19.
- Lorne Balfe (The LEGO Batman Movie, Terminator Genisys) is turning 31 on Thursday, February 23.