The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences announced this week that Lalo Schifrin will receive an Honorary Oscar at the Academy's 10th Annual Governors Awards on Sunday, November 18. Click here for the full story.

Announced this week were new composer assignments for Thomas Newman (The Highwaymen), The Newton Brothers (Mary) and Isobel Waller-Bridge (The ABC Murders), among many others. For the full list of composer and music supervisor assignments from this week, click here.

Over 30 soundtrack albums were released this week. Click here for the full schedule.

Opening in theaters nationwide this week are (with music by): God Bless the Broken Road (Will Musser), The Nun (Abel Korzeniowski) and Peppermint (Simon Franglen).

We are tracking song credits for the following new theatrical releases:
-The Nun (3 songs)
-Peppermint (13 songs)
-Alright Now (9 songs)

The following composers are celebrating their birthdays within the next week:
- Mark Isham (Crash, A River Runs Through It) is turning 67 today.
- Dustin O'Halloran (Lion, Like Crazy) is turning 47 tomorrow, September 8.
- Stu Phillips (Battlestar Galactica, Knight Rider) is turning 89 on Sunday, September 9.
- Austin Wintory (Journey, Captain Abu Raed) is turning 34 on Sunday.
- Hans Zimmer (Gladiator, Inception) is turning 61 on Wednesday, September 12.
- Nathan Larson (Boys Don't Cry, Margin Call) is turning 48 on September 12.