Announced this week were new composer assignments for Ramin Djawadi & Brandon Campbell (Slender Man), David Newman (Night School) and Johnny Klimek (Breaking In), among many others. For the full list of composer and music supervisor assignments from this week, click here.

Over 10 soundtrack albums were released this week. Click here for the full schedule.

Opening in theaters nationwide this week is (with music by): Insidious: The Last Key (Joseph Bishara). Expanding nationwide from its limited release last month is Molly's Game (Daniel Pemberton).

We are tracking song credits for the following new theatrical releases:
-Insidious: The Last Key (1 song)
-Molly's Game (10 songs)

The following composers are celebrating their birthdays within the next week:
- Aaron Zigman (The Notebook, John Q) is turning 55 tomorrow, January 6.
- Clint Mansell (Black Swan, Requiem for a Dream) is turning 55 on Sunday, January 7.
- Carlo Siliotto (Instructions Not Included, Miracles from Heaven) is turning 68 on Wednesday, January 10.
- Michael J. Lewis (The Medusa Touch, Theatre of Blood) is turning 79 on Thursday, January 11.