I connect to my company VPN for email, intranet, fileshare etc, but when I'm working I also like to listen to Spotify which is blocked through the company network, so I have to disconnect to the VPN to use it. Is there anything I can do which will enable me to remain connected to the VPN but bypass it for Spotify? I use the Cisco VPN client.
The cisco VPN software supports a "split" tunnel right out of the box. The split tunnel will allow you to keep your internet traffic separate from the VPN traffic. This is exactly what you want to do and should get your spotify program working.
Open up your vpn connection and select the modify option. Once in the modify dialog box click on the second tab. At the top of the screen there is a check box "enable transparent tunneling" Check this box and try it again.
Can you change your default gateway so it uses your internet connection instead of the VPN? This will mean that only things not on the general internet (such as your intranet and fileshare) go over the VPN.
Alternatively, you should be able to setup a static route so that connections to 10...* (i.e. your companies VPN range) go over the VPN and everything else goes to your internet connection. This setup will differ depending on your OS.
Of course, if your company is using "public IP space" (i.e. outside the 10.* and 192.168.* ranges) then it's going to start getting very tricky.