Announced this week were new composer assignments for Michael Giacchino (Thor: Love and Thunder), Tom Holkenborg (Junkie XL) (Sonic the Hedgehog 2) and Isabella Summers (Call Jane), 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): National Champions (Jonathan Sanford) and West Side Story (Leonard Bernstein).

The following composers are celebrating their birthdays within the next week:
- Paul Haslinger (Underworld, Crank) is turning 59 tomorrow, December 11.
- Rachel Portman (Emma, The Cider House Rules) is turning 61 tomorrow.
- Jon Brion (Magnolia, Lady Bird) is turning 58 tomorrow.
- Harry Gregson-Williams (The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, The Martian) is turning 60 on Monday, December 13.
- Jon Ekstrand (Life, Morbius) is turning 45 on Tuesday, December 14.