Announced this week were new composer assignments for Dustin O'Halloran & Hauschka (Ammonite), Joseph Trapanese (Spontaneous) and Ben Lovett (The Night House), 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 is (with music by): Playmobil: The Movie (Heitor Pereira). Expanding nationwide from its limited release last month is Dark Waters (Marcelo Zarvos).

We are tracking song credits for the following new theatrical releases:
-Dark Waters (13 songs)
-Playmobil: The Movie (8 songs)
-The Aeronauts (2 songs)

The following composers are celebrating their birthdays within the next week:
- Joe Hisaishi (Spirited Away, Princess Mononoke) is turning 69 today.
- Junkie XL (Mad Max: Fury Road, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice) is turning 52 on Sunday, December 8.
- Paul Haslinger (Underworld, Crank) is turning 57 on Wednesday, December 11.
- Rachel Portman (Emma, The Cider House Rules) is turning 59 on December 11.
- Jon Brion (Magnolia, Lady Bird) is turning 56 on December 11.