Announced this week were new composer assignments for Howard Shore (Pieces of a Woman), Phoenix (On the Rocks) and Marcelo Zarvos (Penguin Bloom), 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 are (with music by): Unhinged (David Buckley) and Words on Bathroom Walls (The Chainsmokers & Andrew Hollander).

The following composers are celebrating their birthdays within the next week:
- Jim Dooley (Pushing Daisies, Obsessed) is turning 44 tomorrow, August 22.
- Julian Nott (The Curse of the Were-Rabbit, A Close Shave) is turning 60 on Sunday, August 23.
- Alexandre Desplat (The Grand Budapest Hotel, The Shape of Water) is turning 59 on August 23.
- Harry Manfredini (Friday the 13th, House) is turning 77 on Tuesday, August 25.
- Joby Talbot (Sing, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy) is turning 49 on August 25.
- Mark Snow (The X-Files, The New Mutants) is turning 74 on Wednesday, August 26.