Announced this week were new composer assignments for Rolfe Kent (The Man Who Saved Paris), Hauschka (The Name of the Rose) and Matthew Margeson (Buffaloed), among many others. For the full list of composer and music supervisor assignments from this week, click here.

Over 20 new soundtrack albums were released this week. Click here for the full schedule.

Opening in theaters nationwide this week is (with music by): Escape Room (Brian Tyler & John Carey).

The following composers are celebrating their birthdays within the next week:
- Michael Hoenig (The Blob, Dark Skies) is turning 66 today.
- Aaron Zigman (The Notebook, John Q) is turning 56 on Sunday, January 6.
- Clint Mansell (Black Swan, Requiem for a Dream) is turning 56 on Monday, January 7.
- Carlo Siliotto (Instructions Not Included, Miracles from Heaven) is turning 69 on Thursday, January 10.