Ludwig Goransson was honored with his first Academy Award last Sunday for his music to Black Panther and Lady Gaga, Mark Ronson, Anthony Rossomando & Andew Wyatt won their first Oscar for the song "Shallow" from A Star Is Born. For the full story, click here.

Announced this week were new composer assignments for Marco Beltrami (Gemini Man), Nathan Barr (The Turning) and Marco Beltrami & Brandon Roberts (The Twilight Zone), among many others. For the full list of composer and music supervisor assignments from this week, click here.

Over 30 soundtrack albums were released this week. Click here for the full schedule.

Opening in theaters nationwide this week are (with music by): Greta (Javier Navarrete) and Tyler Perry's A Madea Family Funeral (Philip White).

We are tracking song credits for the following new theatrical releases:
-Greta (18 songs)
-Tyler Perry's A Madea Family Funeral (15 songs)
-Beers of Joy (32 songs)
-Climax (19 songs)
-The Hole in the Ground (3 songs)

The following composers are celebrating their birthdays within the next week:
- Laura Karpman (Paris Can Wait, Black Nativity) is turning 60 today.
- Jeff Rona (White Squall, Exit Wounds) is turning 62 on Sunday, March 3.
- Lee Holdridge (Moonlighting], The Mists of Avalon) is turning 75 on March 3.
- John Murphy (Sunshine, Snatch) is turning 54 on Monday, March 4.
- Robert Folk (Police Academy, Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls) is turning 70 on Tuesday, March 5.
- Lucas Vidal (Fast & Furious 6, The Raven) is turning 35 on Wednesday, March 6.