Announced this week were new composer assignments for Mark Korven (Night Swim), John Powell (That Christmas) and Johnny Klimek & Gabriel Mounsey (Boy Swallows Universe), 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): Renaissance: A Film by Beyoncé (no score), Godzilla Minus One (Naoki Sato), Silent Night (Marco Beltrami) and The Shift (Matthew S. Nelson & Dan Haseltine). Expanding nationwide from its limited release last month is Dream Scenario (Owen Pallett).

We are tracking song credits for the following new theatrical release:
- Dream Scenario (4 songs)

The following composers are celebrating their birthdays within the next week:
- John Altman (Shall We Dance, Hope Springs) is turning 74 on Tuesday, December 5.
- Richard Gibbs (Dr. Dolittle, Big Momma's House) is turning 68 on December 5.
- Cliff Eidelman (Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country, He's Just Not That Into You) is turning 59 on December 5.
- Joe Hisaishi (Spirited Away, Princess Mononoke) is turning 73 on Wednesday, December 6.