Announced this week were new composer assignments for Junkie XL (Alita: Battle Angel), Hauschka (Adrift) and Rodrigo Amarante (7 Days in Entebbe), 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 week is (with music by): Just Getting Started (Alex Wurman). Expanding nationwide from its limited release last week is The Disaster Artist (Dave Porter).

We are tracking song credits for the following new theatrical releases:
-The Disaster Artist (13 songs)
-Just Getting Started (17 songs)

The following composers are celebrating their birthdays within the next week:
- Junkie XL (Mad Max: Fury Road, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice) is turning 50 today.
- Paul Haslinger (Underworld, Crank) is turning 55 on Monday, December 11.
- Rachel Portman (Emma, The Cider House Rules) is turning 57 on December 11.
- Jon Brion (Magnolia, Lady Bird) is turning 54 on December 11.
- Harry Gregson-Williams (The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, The Martian) is turning 56 on Wednesday, December 13.
- Jon Ekstrand (Life, Child 44) is turning 41 on Thursday, December 14.