Announced this week were new composer assignments for Danny Elfman (Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot), Chris Bacon (Sherlock Gnomes) and Federico Jusid (Escobar), 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 in theaters nationwide this weekend are (with music by): The Dark Tower (Junkie XL) and Kidnap (Federico Jusid). Expanding nationwide from its limited release last week is Detroit (James Newton Howard)

Among all new theatrical releases, we are tracking song credits for:
- Kidnap (4 songs)

The following composers are celebrating their birthdays within the next week:
- Stuart Hancock (We're Going on a Bear Hunt, Atlantis) is turning 42 tomorrow, August 5.
- Christopher Gunning (La Vie en Rose, Grace of Monaco) is turning 73 tomorrow.
- Alan Howarth (Big Trouble in Little China, Escape from New York) is turning 69 on Sunday, August 6.