Announced this week were new composer assignments for Ludwig Goransson (Oppenheimer), John Murphy (Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3) and Christopher Benstead (Operation Fortune: Ruse de guerre), among many others. For the full list of composer and music supervisor assignments from this week, click here.

Over 35 new soundtrack albums were released this week. Click here for the full schedule.

Opening in theaters nationwide this week are (with music by): Halloween Kills (John Carpenter, Cody Carpenter & Daniel A. Davies) and The Last Duel (Harry Gregson-Williams).

We are tracking song credits for the following new theatrical releases:
-Halloween Kills (10 songs)
-Hard Luck Love Song (32 songs)

The following composers are celebrating their birthdays within the next week:
- Simon Boswell (Lord of Illusions, A Midsummer Night's Dream) is turning 65 today.
- Kevin Kliesch (Tangled: The Series, Sofia the First) is turning 51 today.
- Howard Shore (The Lord of the Rings, The Silence of the Lambs) is turning 75 on Monday, October 18.
- Peter Best (Crocodile Dundee, Muriel's Wedding) is turning 78 on October 18.
- George Fenton (Dangerous Liaisons, Groundhog Day) is turning 71 on Tuesday, October 19.
- Thomas Newman (The Shawshank Redemption, American Beauty) is turning 66 on Wednesday, October 20.