Announced this week were new composer assignments for Alexandre Desplat (Little Women), Bear McCreary (Child's Play) and Clinton Shorter (Boss Level), 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): After (Justin Caine Burnett), Hellboy (Benjamin Wallfisch), Little (Germaine Franco) and Missing Link (Carter Burwell).

We are tracking song credits for the following new theatrical releases:
-After (22 songs)
-Hellboy (15 songs)
-Little (18 songs)
-Crypto (8 songs)
-Missing Link (2 songs)

The following composers are celebrating their birthdays within the next week:
- Lisa Gerrard (Gladiator, Whale Rider) is turning 58 today, April 12.
- Herbie Hancock ('Round Midnight, Death Wish) is turning 79 today.
- Bill Conti (Rocky, The Right Stuff) is turning 77 tomorrow, April 13.
- Jan Hammer (Miami Vice, Dark Angel) is turning 71 on Wednesday, April 17.
- Andrew Powell (Ladyhawke, Rocket Gibraltar) is turning 70 on Thursday, April 18.