Announced this week were new composer assignments for Danny Elfman (White Noise), Daniel Pemberton (Amsterdam) and James Newton Howard (Pain Hustlers), 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.

Opening in theaters nationwide this week are (with music by): Fall (Tim Despic) and Mack & Rita (Leo Birenberg). Expanding nationwide from its limited release last week is Bodies Bodies Bodies (Disasterpeace).

We are tracking song credits for the following new theatrical releases:
- Bodies Bodies Bodies (10 songs)

The following composers are celebrating their birthdays within the next week:
- Mark Knopfler (Wag the Dog, The Princess Bride) is turning 73 today
- Zacarias M. de la Riva (Automata, Black Snow) is turning 50 today.
- Lisa Coleman (Heroes, Dangerous Minds) is turning 62 on Wednesday, August 17.
- John Debney (The Passion of the Christ, The Jungle Book) is turning 67 on Thursday, August 18.
- Tan Dun (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Hero) is turning 65 on August 18.
- Stephen Endelman (Flirting with Disaster, Home of the Brave) is turning 60 on August 18.