Announced this week were new composer assignments for Marco Beltrami (The Killer), Mac Quayle (The Great Lillian Hall) and Volker Bertelmann (A Sacrifice), 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): Back to Black (Nick Cave & Warren Ellis), IF (Michael Giacchino) and The Strangers: Chapter 1 (Justin Burnett & Oscar Senen). Expanding nationwide this weekend from its limited release earlier this month is I Saw the TV Glow (Alex G).

We are tracking song credits for the following new theatrical release:
- IF (9 songs)

The following composers are celebrating their birthdays within the next week:
- Trent Reznor (The Social Network, Soul) is turning 59 today.
- Angelo Milli (Seven Pounds, Hands of Stone) is turning 49 today.
- Mark Mothersbaugh (The Lego Movie, Thor: Ragnarok) is turning 74 tomorrow, May 18.
- Reinhold Heil (Cloud Atlas, Run Lola Run) is turning 70 on May 18.
- James L. Venable (Clerks II, Scary Movie 3) is turning 57 on Sunday, May 19.
- Zbigniew Preisner (The Secret Garden, Three Colors: Red) is turning 69 on Tuesday, May 21.