Justin Hurwitz took home two Academy Awards last Sunday for his music to La La Land, for both his score and the original song 'City of Stars'. Justin Paul and Benj Pasek were also honored for their lyrics for the song. For the full story, click here.

Announced this week were new composer assignments for David Holmes (Logan Lucky), Rob Simonsen (The House of Tomorrow), Jeff Russo (Altered Carbon), 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): Logan (Marco Beltrami), The Shack (Aaron Zigman), Before I Fall (Adam Taylor) and Table 19 (John Swihart).

Among all new theatrical releases, we are tracking song credits for:
- Before I Fall (13 songs)
- Logan (28 songs)
- The Shack (12 songs)
- Table 19 (31 songs)
- Donald Cried (9 songs)
- Junction 48 (16 songs)
- The Last Word (24 songs)
- My Scientology Movie (2 songs)

The following composers are celebrating their birthdays within the next week:
- John Murphy (Sunshine, 28 Days Later) is turning 42 tomorrow, March 4.
- Robert Folk (Police Academy, Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls) is turning 68 on Sunday, March 5.
- Bruce Broughton (Silverado, Young Sherlock Holmes) is turning 72 on Wednesday, March 8.
- Mark Mancina (Twister, Moana) is turning 60 on Thursday, March 8.
- Deborah Lurie (Dear John, An Unfinished Life) is turning 43 on Thursday, March 9.