Announced this week were new composer assignments for Thomas Newman (Operation Mincemeat), Lorne Balfe (The Forgiven) and Volker Bertelmann (Against the Ice), among many others. For the full list of composer and music supervisor assignments from this week, click here.

Over 25 new soundtrack albums were released this week. Click here for the full schedule.

The following composers are celebrating their birthdays within the next week:
- Velton Ray Bunch (Quantum Leap, Star Trek: Enterprise) is turning 73 today.
- David Arnold (Independence Day, Casino Royale) is turning 59 tomorrow, January 23.
- Dick DeBenedictis (Columbo, Matlock) is turning 84 on January 23.
- Mike Patton (The Place Beyond the Pines, Crank: High Voltage) is turning 53 on Wednesday, January 27.