Announced this week were new composer assignments for David Newman (West Side Story), Brian Tyler (Swamp Thing) and Rich Vreeland (Triple Frontier), among many others. For the full list of composer and music supervisor assignments from this week, click here.

Over 45 soundtrack albums were released this week. Click here for the full schedule.

Opening in theaters nationwide this week are (with music by): Cold Pursuit (George Fenton), The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part (Mark Mothersbaugh), The Prodigy (Joseph Bishara) and What Men Want (Brian Tyler).

We are tracking song credits for the following new theatrical releases:
-Cold Pursuit (9 songs)
-The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part (15 songs)
-The Prodigy (5 songs)
-What Men Want (24 songs)
-Everybody Knows (Todos lo saben) (6 songs)
-The Gospel of Eureka (13 songs)
-The Man Who Killed Hitler and then The Bigfoot (9 songs)

The following composers are celebrating their birthdays within the next week:
- John Williams (Star Wars, Raiders of the Lost Ark) is turning 87 today.
- Nathan Barr (True Blood, Hostel) is turning 46 tomorrow, February 9.
- Peter Gabriel (The Last Temptation of Christ, Rabbit-Proof Fence) is turning 69 on Wednesday, February 13.
- W.G. Snuffy Walden (The West Wing, Friday Night Lights) is also turning 69 on February 13.
- David Holmes (Ocean's Eleven, Out of Sight) is turning 50 on Thursday, February 14.
- Jocelyn Pook (Eyes Wide Shut, The Wife) is turning 59 on February 14.