Announced this week were new composer assignments for Harry Gregson-Williams (Breath), Alexandre Desplat (Based on a True Story), Bear McCreary (Half to Death), among many others. For the full list of composer and music supervisor assignments from this week, click here.

Over 25 new soundtrack albums were released this week. Click here for the full schedule.

Opening in theaters nationwide this weekend are (with music by): The Case for Christ (Will Musser), Going in Style (Rob Simonsen) and Smurfs: The Lost Village (Christopher Lennertz).

Among all new theatrical releases, we are tracking song credits for:
- Going in Style (17 songs)
- Smurfs: The Lost Village (9 songs)
- Aftermath (1 song)
- Alive and Kicking (20 songs)
- Gifted (10 songs)
- The Void (4 songs)

The following composers are celebrating their birthdays within the next week:
- Peter Bernstein (21 Jump Street, The Ewok Adventure) is turning 66 on Monday, April 10.
- Lisa Gerrard (Gladiator, Whale Rider) is turning 56 on Wednesday, April 12.
- Herbie Hancock ('Round Midnight, Death Wish) is turning 77 on Wednesday, April 12.
- Bill Conti (Rocky, The Right Stuff, F.I.S.T.) is turning 75 on Thursday, April 13.