Announced this week were new composer assignments for John Debney (The Garfield Movie), Bear McCreary (Imaginary) and Patrick Stump (Merry Little Batman), 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): The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes (James Newton Howard), Next Goal Wins (Michael Giacchino), Thanksgiving (Brandon Roberts) and Trolls Band Together (Theodore Shapiro).

The following composers are celebrating their birthdays within the next week:
- Michael Andrews (Donnie Darko, Bridesmaids) is turning 56 today.
- Carter Burwell (Fargo, Carol) is turning 68 tomorrow, November 18.
- David Hirschfelder (Elizabeth, Australia) is turning 63 on November 18.
- Fernando Velazquez (The Impossible, Mama) is turning 47 on Wednesday, November 22.
- Jean-Michel Bernard (Be Kind Rewind, The Science of Sleep) is turning 62 on Thursday, November 23.
- Ludovico Einaudi (The Intouchables, The Father) is turning 68 on November 23.