Announced this week were new composer assignments for Michael Giacchino (The Batman), Christophe Beck (Free Guy) and Abel Korzeniowski (Ironbark), 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): Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (Geoff Zanelli) and Zombieland: Double Tap (David Sardy).

We are tracking song credits for the following new theatrical releases:
-Zombieland: Double Tap (22 songs)
-Greener Grass (1 song)
-Jojo Rabbit (11 songs)
-The Lighthouse (6 songs)
-Serendipity (11 songs)
-Skid Row Marathon (7 songs)
-Stuffed (1 song)
-Trick (9 songs)

The following composers are celebrating their birthdays within the next week:
- Howard Shore (The Lord of the Rings, The Silence of the Lambs) is turning 73 today.
- Peter Best (Crocodile Dundee, Muriel's Wedding) is turning 76 today.
- George Fenton (Dangerous Liaisons, Groundhog Day) is turning 69 tomorrow, October 19.
- Thomas Newman (The Shawshank Redemption, American Beauty) is turning 64 on Sunday, October 20.
- Marc Shaiman (A Few Good Men, Mary Poppins Returns) is turning 60 on Tuesday, October 22.
- Graeme Revell (The Crow, Lara Croft: Tomb Raider) is turning 64 on Wednesday, October 23.
- David Kitay (Ghost World, Look Who's Talking) is turning 58 on October 23.
- Jonathan Wolff (Seinfeld, Will & Grace) is turning 61 on October 23.