HMV buyers Hilco said the public's reaction to the news the shops were shutting show shoppers want the business to succeed. Ian Topping, from Hilco said:
The reaction of the British public to the administration of HMV shows a strong desire for the business to continue to trade and we hope to play a constructive part in delivering that.
The company also confirmed it was in negotiations with landlords to re-establish a HMV business in the Republic of Ireland.
HMV was handed a lifeline when it was bought by restructuring firm Hilco in a deal worth about £50 million.
The deal agreed with restructuring firm Hilco will save 2,500 jobs in 141 stores, including 23 which had previously been set to close.