Announced this week were new composer assignments for Henry Jackman (Dhaka), Alex Heffes (Hope Gap) and Andrew Lockington (The Kindness of Strangers), among many others. For the full list of composer and music supervisor assignments from this week, click here.

Over 10 new soundtrack albums were released this week. Click here for the full schedule.

Opening in theaters nationwide this week are (with music by): Holmes & Watson (Mark Mothersbaugh) and Vice (Nicholas Britell).

We are tracking song credits for the following new theatrical releases:
-Holmes & Watson (9 songs)
-Vice (11 songs)
-Destroyer (14 songs)
-On the Basis of Sex (13 songs)

The following composers are celebrating their birthdays within the next week:
- Richard Band (Re-Animator, From Beyond) is turning 60 today.
- Ryan Shore (Prime, Harvard Man) is turning 44 tomorrow, December 29.
- Christopher Lennertz (Horrible Bosses, Ride Along) is turning 46 on Wednesday, January 2.
- Van Dyke Parks (Wild Bill, The Company) is turning 75 on Thursday, January 3.