Announced this week were new composer assignments for Craig Armstrong (The Burnt Orange Heresy), Atli Orvarsson (The Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard) and The Friend (Rob Simonsen), among many others. For the full list of composer and music supervisor assignments from this week, click here.

Over 35 soundtrack albums were released this week. Click here for the full schedule.

Opening in theaters nationwide this week are (with music by): Angel Has Fallen (David Buckley), Overcomer (Paul Mills) and Ready or Not (Brian Tyler).

We are tracking song credits for the following new theatrical releases:
-Angel Has Fallen (2 songs)
-Overcomer (9 songs)
-Ready or Not (10 songs)
-Brittany Runs a Marathon (28 songs)
-Fiddler: A Miracle of Miracle (40 songs)

The following composers are celebrating their birthdays within the next week:
- Julian Nott (The Curse of the Were-Rabbit, A Close Shave) is turning 59 today.
- Alexandre Desplat (The Grand Budapest Hotel, The Shape of Water) is turning 58 today.
- Harry Manfredini (Friday the 13th, House) is turning 76 on Sunday, August 25.
- Joby Talbot (Sing, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy) is turning 48 on Sunday.
- Mark Snow (The X-Files, Millennium) is turning 73 on Monday, August 26.
- Stephen Trask (Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Little Fockers) is turning 52 on Thursday, August 29.