There are other topics discussing this in general, but this query relates to a specific release.
For this release, the barcode of 842812106514 is entered. Now, I can do a iTunes lookup by barcode and associate that barcode to this release. If I do the same for the ASIN (B07BLLVS2B), none of the references or lookups provide a barcode. So since they are both on the same release, how is it confirmed that the product on Amazon is in fact that barcode? It would seem to me that if editors want to associate a barcode to a digital release, only those references which are confirmed with reference to have the same matching barcode should be included. Others with different barcodes (obviously) or unconfirmed barcodes should all then have a seperate release, as the data that is being shared is not known to be correct.
Additionally, please note that I did not check the Spotify reference so I am unsure of that status. For the Discogs reference, there is no barcode listed, so I question that as a fit under that barcode as well. It appears that it could be referencing the iTunes release as it is a 256 AAC release that Discogs shows, but that is not a iTunes only format of release, thus also cannot be confirmed.
To be sure my query is clear, is it now acceptable to group references in the same release that cannot be confirmed as all sharing the same data that is entered for that release? Or does something like this need to be edited into separate releases containing only references that are an exact match to the data entered on the release? My opinion would be that iTunes needs to be separate (maybe with Spotify if that barcode matches) and Discogs combined with Amazon as both of them are “barcode unknown”.