Universal Music is set to take over BMG Music Publishing in a 1.63 billion euro ($2 billion/GBP1.1 billion) deal. The move will unite BMG's catalogue - including Christina Aguilera, Coldplay and Robbie Williams - with Universal's, which includes SIR Elton John and Mariah Carey. The Universal-BMG company will become the largest publisher in the music industry, beating rivals EMI and Warner with well over two million songs.
The actor will have his fifth outing as the secret agent in 'Spectre' this November.
The director faced some backlash when Redmayne was announced as playing the transgender pioneer.