This week, the nominations for the 71st Emmy Awards were announced. Check out the nominees in major music categories, including the inaugural category for "Outstanding Music Composition for a Documentary Series or Special" by clicking here. Congratulations to all the nominees.

Announced this week were new composer assignments for Alan Silvestri (The Witches), Randy Newman (Marriage Story) and Simon Franglen (Turandot), 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 is (with music by): The Lion King (Hans Zimmer).

We are tracking song credits for the following new theatrical releases:
-The Lion King (12 songs)

The following composers are celebrating their birthdays within the next week:
- Ramin Djawadi (Game of Thrones, Iron Man) is turning 45 today.
- Alan Menken (Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin) is turning 70 on Monday, July 22.
- Nigel Hess (Ladies in Lavender, Dangerfield) is turning 66 on July 22.
- Bill Lee (Do the Right Thing, School Daze) is turning 91 on Tuesday, July 23.