Ben Brown, who was himself once a musician, became president of a small record company in Indiana called ‘Steeltown Records’, who helped Michael and his brothers to release their very first record in the late 1960’s. He also helped with James Brown’s comeback in the mid 1980’s.
Later in the mid 1990’s, Brown rejoined the Jackson Family as President of the Jackson’s record company and he was there until 2004 when he went into seclusion.
After receiving encouragement from his son Dwayne, Brown decided to write a film script and a book telling his story. He has also written a song with James Brown in mind.