Academy Award Nominations were announced this week honoring the best achievements in motion pictures in 2023 - including the Original Score and Original Song categories. For the list of music-related nominations, click here.

Announced this week were new composer assignments for Christophe Beck (Road House), Will Bates (Immaculate) and Amanda Jones (Mea Culpa), 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 is (with music by): Miller's Girl (Elyssa Samsel).

We are tracking song credits for the following new theatrical release:
- Sometimes I Think About Dying (8 songs)

The following composers are celebrating their birthdays within the next week:
- Mike Patton (The Place Beyond the Pines, Crank: High Voltage) is turning 56 tomorrow, January 27.
- David Robbins (Dead Men Walking, Bob Roberts) is turning 69 on Monday, January 29.
- Steve Bartek (Romy and Michele's High School Reunion, Novocaine) is turning 72 on Tuesday, January 30.
- Philip Glass (The Hours, Kundun) is turning 87 on Wednesday, January 31.
- Andrew Lockington (San Andreas, Journey to the Center of the Earth) is turning 50 on January 31.