So I have this problem with the audio in after effects where audio from things like spotify or any other system audio doesn't work unless after effects is the active program. This means that every time I switch over to anything other than after effects the audio just stops. I've had this issue with multiple computers. I feel like its an issue with the audio hardware setting in after effects but i've tried multiple settings to get the same result every time. I've restarted several times but that doesn't seem to help.
I always use headphones if that makes a difference.
Running After effects CC OSX 10.9.4