Announced this week were new composer assignments for John Debney (Brian Banks), Rob Simonsen (Fast Color) and Andrew Feltenstein & John Nau (Action Point), among many others. For the full list of composer and music supervisor assignments from this week, click here.

Over 45 soundtrack albums were released this week. Click here for the full schedule.

Opening in theaters nationwide this week is (with music by): Black Panther (Ludwig Goransson), Early Man (Harry Gregson-Williams & Tom Howe) and Samson (Will Musser).

We are tracking song credits for the following new theatrical releases:
-Black Panther (14 songs)
-Early Man (4 songs)
-Samson (2 songs)
-Nostalgia (3 songs)
-The Party (12 songs)
-Poop Talk (no songs)

The following composers are celebrating their birthdays within the next week:
- Larry Groupé (The Contender, Commander in Chief) is turning 61 today.
- John Corigliano (Altered State, The Red Violin) is turning 80 today.
- Bear McCreary (10 Cloverfield Lane, Happy Death Day) is turning 39 tomorrow, February 17.
- Shigeru Umebayashi (In the Mood for Love, The Grandmaster) is turning 67 on Monday, February 19.
- Michael A. Levine (Cold Case, Close to Home) is turning 54 on Tuesday, February 20.