Howard Shore and New Line have much more LotR music to release in the next year or so.
"Just when one thought it had become safe to go to the movies without hearing about Hobbits, elves or Middle-earth, the sweeping of the 76th Academy Awards by "The Return of the King" again ignited the imaginations of the critics..."
Will Ian Holm be the jewel in the New Hobbit? Children say "YES"
"Readers and moviegoers have escaped from reality into Tolkien's world filled with 'moral clarity,' said Ralph Wood, a Baylor University and George W. Truett Theological Seminary professor of literature and theology..."
This is a unique and interesting look into the "books vs. films" issue from a non-Tolkien purist point of view.
Here's an interesting article examining the "LOTR Effect", namely that movie studios are jumping to make fantasy in the vein of LOTR..."Remember the horse-drawn cart that carried Gandalf the Grey into Hobbiton at the outset of The Fellowship of the Ring? The wizard had better move over: Hollywood has an army of sword-wielding knights, sage sorcerers, monsters, elves, and Renaissance Faire look-alikes about to jump on the wagon."