Announced this week were new composer assignments for Alexandre Desplat (The Secret Life of Pets 2), Simon Franglen (Peppermint) and Dickon Hinchliffe (Ben Is Back), among many others. For the full list of composer and music supervisor assignments from this week, click here.

Over 35 soundtrack albums were released this week. Click here for the full schedule.

Opening in theaters nationwide this week are (with music by): Alpha (Michael Stearns & Joseph DeBeasi), Crazy Rich Asians (Brian Tyler) and Mile 22 (Jeff Russo).

We are tracking song credits for the following new theatrical releases:
-Alpha (No songs)
-Crazy Rich Asians (26 songs)
-Mile 22 (2 songs)
-Benched (11 songs)
-Blaze (26 songs)
-Juliet, Naked (26 songs)
-Luis & the Aliens (1 song)
-Minding the Gap (2 songs)
-Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich (18 songs)
-A Whale of a Tale (No songs)

The following composers are celebrating their birthdays within the next week:
- Lisa Coleman (Heroes, Dangerous Minds) is turning 58 today.
- John Debney (The Passion of the Christ, The Jungle Book) is turning 62 tomorrow, August 18.
- Gustavo Santaolalla (Brokeback Mountain, Babel) is turning 67 on Sunday, August 19.
- Jim Dooley (Pushing Daisies, Obsessed) is turning 42 on Wednesday, August 22.
- Julian Nott (The Curse of the Were-Rabbit, A Close Shave) is turning 58 on Thursday, August 23.
- Alexandre Desplat (The Grand Budapest Hotel, The Shape of Water) is turning 57 on August 23.