Announced this week were new composer assignments for Thomas Newman (Tolkien), Javier Navarette (Emperor) and Harry Manfredini (Hanukkah), among many others. For the full list of composer and music supervisor assignments from this week, click here.

Over 40 soundtrack albums were released this week. Click here for the full schedule.

Opening in theaters nationwide this week are (with music by): Dr. Seuss' The Grinch (Danny Elfman), The Girl in the Spider's Web (Roque Banos) and Overlord (Jed Kurzel). Expanding nationwide from its limited release last month is Beautiful Boy (no score).

We are tracking song credits for the following new theatrical releases:
-Dr. Seuss' The Grinch (25 songs)
-The Girl in the Spider's Web (6 songs)
-The Front Runner (13 songs)
-Outlaw King (2 songs)

The following composers are celebrating their birthdays within the next week:
- Ennio Morricone (The Mission, The Good, the Bad and the Ugly) is turning 90 tomorrow, November 10.
- Julian Wass (Blue Jay, Hit & Run) is turning 37 tomorrow.
- Diego Navarro (Passage to Dawn, Capture the Flag) is turning 46 on Tuesday, November 13.
- Jean-Claude Petit (Jean de Florette, Cyrano de Bergerac) is turning 75 on Wednesday, November 14.