Announced this week were new composer assignments for Howard Shore (The Catcher Was a Spy), Harry Gregson-Williams (Early Man) and The Newton Brothers (Extinction), among many others. For the full list of composer and music supervisor assignments from this week, click here.

Over 40 new soundtrack albums were released this week. Click here for the full schedule.

Opening in theaters nationwide this weekend are (with music by): Justice League (Danny Elfman), The Star (John Paesano) and Wonder (Marcelo Zarvos).

Among all new theatrical releases, we are tracking song credits for:
- The Star (15 songs)
- Wonder (21 songs)
- Almost Friends (23 songs)
- Big Sonia (1 song)
- The Breadwinner (2 songs)
- Cook Off! (21 songs)
- Roman J. Israel, Esq. (16 songs)

The following composers are celebrating their birthdays within the next week:
- Michael Andrews (Donnie Darko, Bridesmaids) is turning 50 today.
- Carter Burwell (Fargo, Carol) is turning 62 tomorrow, November 18.
- David Hirschfelder (Elizabeth, Australia) is turning 57 tomorrow.
- Fernando Velazquez (The Impossible, Mama) is turning 41 on Wednesday, November 22.
- Jean-Michel Bernard (Be Kind Rewind, The Science of Sleep) is turning 56 on Thursday, November 23.