Announced this week were new composer assignments for Christopher Young (Pet Sematary), Arturo Sandoval (The Mule) and Rupert Gregson-Williams (Hot Air), 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 is (with music by): Halloween (John Carpenter, Cody Carpenter & Daniel A. Davies). Expanding nationwide from their limited releases a few weeks ago are The Hate U Give (Dustin O'Halloran) and The Old Man and the Gun (Daniel Hart).

We are tracking song credits for the following new theatrical releases:
-The Hate U Give (17 songs)
-The Old Man and the Gun (9 songs)
-Can You Ever Forgive Me? (19 songs)

The following composers are celebrating their birthdays within the next week:
- George Fenton (Dangerous Liaisons, Groundhog Day) is turning 68 today.
- Thomas Newman (The Shawshank Redemption, American Beauty) is turning 63 tomorrow, October 20.
- Marc Shaiman (A Few Good Men, Mary Poppins Returns) is turning 59 on Monday October 22.
- Graeme Revell (The Crow, Lara Croft: Tomb Raider) is turning 63 on Tuesday, October 23.
- David Kitay (Ghost World, Look Who's Talking) is turning 57 on October 23.
- Jonathan Wolff (Seinfeld, Will & Grace) is turning 60 on October 23.