Announced this week were new composer assignments for Bryce Dessner (Irresistible), Michael Andrews (The King of Staten Island) and Robert A. A. Lowe (Candyman), among many others. For the full list of composer and music supervisor assignments from this week, click here.

Over 30 new soundtrack albums were released this week. Click here for the full schedule.

Opening in theaters nationwide this week is (with music by): Onward (Mychael Danna & Jeff Danna) and The Way Back (Rob Simonsen). Expanding nationwide from its limited release last month is Emma (Isobel Waller-Bridge & David Schweitzer).

We are tracking song credits for the following new theatrical releases:
-Emma (17 songs)
-Onward (2 songs)
-The Way Back (6 songs)
-Extra Ordinary (7 songs)
-Hope Gap (4 songs)

The following composers are celebrating their birthdays within the next week:
- Lucas Vidal (Fast & Furious 6, The Raven) is turning 36 today.
- Bruce Broughton (Silverado, Young Sherlock Holmes) is turning 75 on Sunday, March 8..
- Mark Mancina (Moana, Speed) is turning 63 on Monday, March 9.
- Deborah Lurie (Dear John, An Unfinished Life) is turning 46 on March 9.
- Brad Fiedel (The Terminator, True Lies) is turning 69 on Tuesday, March 10.
- Rob Simonsen (Foxcatcher, The Upside) is turning 42 on Wednesday, March 11.
- David Newman (Hoffa, The Flintstones) is turning 66 on March 11.