Announced this week were new composer assignments for Roque Banos (The Girl in the Spider's Web), Craig Armstrong (Mrs. Lowry and Son) and Christopher Young (The Empty Man), among many others. For the full list of composer and music supervisor assignments from this week, click here.

Over 50 soundtrack albums were released this week. Click here for the full schedule.

Opening in theaters nationwide this week are (with music by): Book Club (Peter Nashel), Deadpool 2 (Tyler Bates) and Show Dogs (Heitor Pereira).

We are tracking song credits for the following new theatrical releases:
-Book Club (23 songs)
-Deadpool 2 (25 songs)
-Show Dogs (14 songs)

The following composers are celebrating their birthdays within the next week:
- Mark Mothersbaugh (The Lego Movie, Thor: Ragnarok) is turning 68 on today.
- Reinhold Heil (Cloud Atlas, Run Lola Run) is turning 64 today.
- James L. Venable (Clerks II, Scary Movie 3) is turning 51 tomorrow, May 19.
- Zbigniew Preisner (The Secret Garden, Three Colors: Red) is turning 63 on Sunday, May 20.
- Waddy Wachtel (Paul Blart: Mall Cop, The Benchwarmers) is turning 72 on Thursday, May 24.