Announced this week were new composer assignments for Mychael Danna (A Dog's Way Home), Mark Isham (Needle in a Timestack) and Bryce Dessner (The Pope), 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 is (with music by): The Possession of Hannah Grace (John Frizzell).

We are tracking song credits for the following new theatrical releases:
-The Possession of Hannah Grace (No songs)
-Head Full of Honey (13 songs)

The following composers are celebrating their birthdays within the next week:
- Edward Artemev (Stalker, Solaris) is turning 81 today.
- John Altman (Shall We Dance, Hope Springs) is turning 69 on Wednesday, December 5.
- Richard Gibbs (Dr. Dolittle, Big Momma's House) is turning 63 on December 5.
- Cliff Eidelman (Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country, He's Just Not That Into You) is turning 54 on December 5.
- Joe Hisaishi (Spirited Away, Princess Mononoke) is turning 68 on Thursday, December 6.